This large and beautifully detailed Victorian house in Nottingham is being gradually renovated and brought back to life by its owners. We removed some ugly modern structures and designed and built a new terrace and steps fitting for the context. Reclaimed materials were carefully sourced and used in traditional ways to achieve something fitting for the house. Three water features were installed to give points of interest. Garden lighting was installed to create a much used entertaining space. A simple vegetable garden was tidied up and refreshed at the side of the house and a new paved area laid to the front door. The next phase will be to build a Victorian greenhouse behind the vegetable garden area.