Kensal Rise

The hottest designer homes of 2014

Join us as we look back on London’s top designer homes of the year, including a former pub in Hackney converted into a hip space by Dan Gillespie Sells, frontman of indie band The Feeling and the theatrical Kensal Rise pad of Vogue stylist to the stars, Mary Fellowes.

The secret tenant: my diary of calling a horsebox home

In the last of his series seeking out Zone 2 rental options for young Londoners at less than £500 a month all in, graduate surveyor Tim Lowe, 26, gets desperate and hires a gipsy caravan-style horsebox drawn by a Transit van.

Inside the home of a Vogue stylist

Stylist with royal connections, Mary Fellowes, has created a character-packed home from a gloomy Victorian terrace. She takes us on an exclusive tour of her house in Kensal Rise.

Kensal Rise has risen

Last year Brent saw Britain’s fastest-rising house prices, cementing Kensal Rise's transformation from ‘drive-by shooting capital’ to starry Nappy Valley. We track the secrets to its success.

Kensal Rise has risen

Last year Brent saw Britain’s fastest-rising house prices, cementing Kensal Rise's transformation from ‘drive-by shooting capital’ to starry Nappy Valley. We track the secrets to its success.

Man-size space: wow-factor kitchen extension

Marketing consultant Benji Philipson, 37, ploughed his savings into turning the bland rear area of his Victorian terrace in Kensal Rise into an unusual design statement - and the heart of the home.