CURBED's Lauren Ro takes a look at several stunning Victorian terrace houses in London that have have been cleverly redesigned to make the most of the living space inside the home.

As CURBED notes, many English, terraced houses are connected to adjacent properties on the front facade, meaning the only real way to add square footage is to expand back toward the garden. Each of these 10 projects, all located in London, offer a fresh and creative way to build upon their existing historic foundation.

Here’s an addition that goes up instead of back by way of a loft extension that makes use of extra space under the roof. It is accessed via a perforated-steel and skylit staircase that allows light to filter through to the rest of the home.

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