When interior designer Peter Mikic first stepped inside his stuccoed Notting Hill town house a decade ago, he was greeted by a band of pigeons. “They’d totally taken over the third floor,” he says. Originally two properties, it had been converted in the 1970s into a 22-bedroom hotel by ripping out staircases, blocking up entrances and wreaking havoc with the historic features. “It was in such a bad state that you couldn’t even open the back door,” says Mikic. Undeterred, the Australian, who is a master of metamorphosis, swiftly set about transforming the space into the opulent five-bedroomed home he now shares with his television producer partner Sebastian Scott.
Mikic with his Labradors.
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“I just love it here,” says Mikic of the area where Stella McCartney and Jeremy Irons are neighbours. “It’s quiet, but step outside and you’re right in the bustle…