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lthough this is an im­por­tant his­tor­i­cal house it is first and fore­most our fam­ily home,” ex­plains in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned hair colourist Louise Galvin, “How­ever we recog­nise our re­spon­si­bil­ity as cus­to­di­ans of a house that holds a spe­cial place in the his­tory of Lon­don’s ar­chi­tec­ture.” Galvin, along with her hus­band, is the owner of one of Lon­don’s most ex­cep­tional homes so it’s not dif­fi­cult to un­der­stand their com­mit­ment to this highly orig­i­nal English heritage Grade ll listed house. Over the years it has been a fam­ily home to many a Lon­don lu­mi­nary be­fore fall­ing into dis­re­pair in the early 1980’s. To­gether with a team of tal­ented peo­ple they have painstak­ingly ren­o­vated the house to pre­serve its rare prove­nance and unique ar­ray of ar­chi­tec­tural styles and ori­gins.

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The dis­tinc­tive look of the ar­chi­tec­ture came from trans­plant­ing mo­tifs of North­ern Euro­pean houses onto the stock of the rather re­served indigenous Queen Anne style homes

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In­tri­cate mould­ings in the ceil­ing; Clean lines mix with ar­chi­tec­tural de­tail

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