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Houzz Tour: English Victorian Mixes Old and New (20 photos)

Like many Victorians, this house in Hertfordshire, the English county just north of London, has great proportions. What it lacked, though, was a generous space in which the family could gather. It also needed new electrical and plumbing systems — and a new look. “The decor was multicolored,” says interior...

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