The late architect Ted Christmas may not be as well-known as other Arts & Crafts architects, but his legacy lives on in the houses he built in various London neighborhoods between the late 1880s and 1930s. These houses, commonly referred to locally as "Christmas houses," featured lots of custom work and attention to detail.
One such house, built in the 1920s, had fallen into disrepair before being revived by London-based architectural firm Fraher & Findlay for Findlay Developments. Located in Brockley, a district of South London, in what is now deemed a Conservation Area, the house had endured multiple renovations (including one that turned it into two poorly laid-out units) before Fraher & Findlay's modernization, which transformed the two large units into three. The building, which was once a single-family house, can now house three families in a style that is both a nod to London's past, and modern, thanks to clever use of color.