Get interiors inspiration from Miranda and Tom Dunn’s home in Brackenbury Village. Following a complete refurbishment of the property, the couple are now selling the four-bedroom house. Here they tell Westside Resident how they turned their house into a stand-out family home
What condition was the property in when you moved in?
We moved in nearly eight years ago, and the house was beautiful but rather tired. The garden was a blank canvas and we have spent years nurturing it into a haven.
What major changes did you make?
The house has had a complete overhaul. We have added an extra floor which includes a double bedroom with stylish en-suite bathroom and separate dressing area with fabulous light and views. Furthermore, we have refurbished the bathrooms which include a wet room and incredible power shower. We installed a megaflow boiler as it was important to us that our home was energy efficient and could serve the three bathrooms well. Quality was very important to us and all cupboards have been handcrafted, as have the wooden windows.
What did the home have to achieve in terms of both style and function?
As a designer working from home, it was important that the house worked not just as a family home but as a peaceful place to work. The light pours in and there’s a wonderful sense of peace.
How did you do this?
We tried to use as many local stockists as possible to support local business.
We bought tiles from Stone Zone in W6 and carpet from the Carpet Store, W6. Our paint was from Dawes Paints which offers the most fantastic range of colours and their service is excellent.
What influenced you when choosing the interior schemes?
We have three young children so it was really important that it was not only practical – for example non-slip floors – but also very calm. We chose neutral colours to give a sense of tranquility.
What were the biggest challenges you faced during the project?
We lived through the building work, which took four months in total, and the low moment was when we had the bath in the sitting room. More Space were the most amazing builders and made it very easy for us to live here; they were fast, efficient and their workmanship was incredible.
What do you feel are the property’s stand-out features?
Views and light are very important to us. Our bedroom has the most glorious views of gardens. It is a very quiet place to live and our garden is a real place of peace.
What do you like most about the local area?
Cardross Street is one in a million. It is not only beautiful and you smell the roses as you walk down the road, but it is all so very special. Young and old live here side by side, and the sense of community is second to none. We are very blessed
to have great neighbours and the narrow streets mean that people talk to one another. One of our neighbours is third-generation Cardross Street, which speaks volumes. The crime rate is very low and all a stone’s throw from fantastic transport, Ravensourt Park and the river. We are also fortunate to have wonderful local businesses including Stentons, one of the best butchers in London.
What is the home’s biggest selling point?
The downstairs has the most fabulous open space. It is perfect for families as well as entertaining. Our west-facing garden has been a labour of love and we will be very sad to leave it.
Who should live in this property?
Anyone who wants to live in a special community and is looking for a home that has been loved over the years.
This beautiful property on Cardross Street W6 is currently on the market for £1,699,000. Contact Philip Wooller for more details – 020 8811 2929; philipwooller.com