Having a designer in the family can be a boon. When Londoner Charles Maggs was selling his home of 45 years, his son-in-law, architect Neil Dusheiko, helped him find a Victorian terrace house just around the corner from his family’s own Victorian in Stoke Newington, in the city’s northwest corner. “We wanted to be able to pop in and out of each other’s homes,” says Dusheiko, who then took on the extensive renovation himself. “It was a bit dark and damp. I wanted to make it into a light and airy home where my father-in-law could live comfortably and easily in a really beautiful and very personal space.” The highlight is the family gathering spot, a sunlit eat-in kitchen with a wall of shelves for displaying prints and pottery: “Charles is a keen cook and also a collector.” The kitchen as art gallery? Come take a look.