Open House Festival

Havant House 53


Natasha Landers (Designer), 1910

53 Havant road, Walthamstow, E17 3JE

A victorian mid terrace house with a dark blue exterior and a zany tiled front garden. Full of original features without being dictated by the era, colour continues inside with a yellow rubber floor in the kitchen.

Getting there


Walthamstow Central


Wood Street



Additional travel info

There is off street free parking on the weekends only!



Guided tour

Looking forward to meeting you and inviting you into my home. We don't have outside shoes on in the house so I will ask you respectfully to take of shoes immediately inside and carry them with you. Shoe covers are permitted but not provided.

The guided tour will take place on the hour or half hour so I would recommend turning up at
The tour should take no more than half an hour. I will take you through how the architecture and design connects, the importance of upcycling and collection of black art. You will be able to take pictures and post to socials. I'd appreciate if you tag me on Instragram Untillemonsrsweet.

Evolution of the house

When I first bought the house a lot of its original features had been removed and it had no central heating. I also had to rewire and put a new roof on.

In the first three years of living here, the bathroom was extended making third bedroom a small double, the windows were changed to single glazed sash windows and the fire places were opened up in the living room.

The biggest change was in 2016 when the kitchen was extended into the side return and extended 3 metres into the existing garden. Although a contemporary extension the use of colours, particularly yellow marries it to the rest of the house.

In 2021 the garden was given a makeover, a collaboration with Barbara Samatier an award winning garden designer. The aim was to create a garden that perfectly reflected the interior design of the house.

Up-cycling and creating products

The house has a number of unique features where the owner has created products by up-cycling materials. In the living room the shutters are made from old builders scaffolding boards. Some of the wood still has the emboss of the builder's name as a nod to its origin.

In the kitchen is a large light installation which spans the whole ceiling made of copper pipes. Taking inspiration from the London tube map, the pipes drop down in specific places to give task lighting.

In the downstairs cloakroom the wooden art on the wall and the shelf are made from a cigar press. The original typography has been left on the shelf, gives a clue to its previous life.

Art work

The owner is an avid collector of black art by predominantly black artists and there is art in every room of the house.

Some of the art has been commissioned and in the living room on the side board is a portrait of the owner's daughter when she was two years old.

Interior design

The owner is an interior designer and the house decor very much displays her love of mixing eras, up-cycling and colour.

In the living room, three colours are used to create colour blocks across the room which can be seen not only on the walls, but the ceiling, shutters and even the floor.

The building

A three bedroom, mid terrace house with a large kitchen space and court yard back garden.

Havant House - Location House

In 2021 the house became a location house rented out for shoots. In the last year, there have been magazine shoots, documentaries, music videos and a short film shot here.

The popularity of the house is that it is quite unique to other location houses in that it has a lot of colour which serves as a great backdrop for shoots. Also each room is very much different to the other, so there are lots of opportunities to get a variety of content.

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