Rococo-styled Victorian villa renovated with vintage finds — with a black bathroom!

The front of the Victorian house which has been renovated shows the home has stone structured walls
This Victorian villa has been renovated in French Rococo style by a couple who did all the work by themselves (Image credit: BBC)

A Victorian villa in Greenock, Scotland, has been renovated using traditional designs by a couple who did the work all themselves.

Lynn and Robert Rideout's love for a Victorian conversion led them to embark on a three-year journey to infuse their distinctive taste into the period property. 

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.