A typical London street of restrained but elegant late Georgian terraced houses, that many of us might aspire to live in. Strange then, that it was the poky derelict garage at one end of the street that caught the eye of Adrian Wright, a former member of Human League, and his wife, Tracey Boyd, the fashion designer. It took some imagination to see that this sad structure had the potential to be home to two stylish individuals, rather than a car and assorted junk.

Commissioned late last year by the Saturday Times magazine, I was so captivated by the beautiful conversion, that I lost all track of time, and managed to incur a parking fine. If only there had been some off street parking.