{filename} A beautiful mansion in London's East End was built in 1740 for a wealthy merchant, but later fell on hard times. Damaged by bombing during the Blitz, it seemed doomed to destruction and for over 100 years the house was not lived in until 10 years ago when Todd & Tim reclamed the rambling house as a home, filling it with wonderful objects while retaining itís crumbing essence. Standing in front of the elaborate, creeper-wreathed iron gates whilst ringing a bell for admittance, you feel rather like Pip visiting Miss Havisham in Great Expectations.