In the heart of London’s Minet Estate Conservation Area, a Victorian maisonette underwent a transformative collaboration between Nimtim Architects and their clients, resulting in a harmonious oasis in the city. The owners wanted the home to feel open and connected but not cavernous. The upper floor boasts a master suite with bespoke features and garden-facing views. Nimtim ingeniously designed a discrete guest annexe with a separate entrance. Generous rear openings frame the secluded garden, maintaining the original stock-brick wall’s charm. Natural elements like Douglas fir and soft plaster create a timeless backdrop for the clients’ art and books. The garden, a lush haven, offers defined moments amid ornamental grasses and a wildlife pond, a serene retreat in the midst of urban life.