Private Dwelling 375

When this young couple asked us to help create their forever home we jumped at the chance! The challenge was to extend and reconfigure a beautiful Arts & Crafts style detached house, which had tired over the years. Our clients had a strong vision of a contemporary, flat roofed extension overlooking the garden and housing a streamlined, contemporary kitchen and a large multi-purpose family space.

The property was completely gutted and re-plastered and the layout changed to suit the brief. The narrow and awkward kitchen was split in two to create a study niche and downstairs WC. Meanwhile the original entrance hall was turned into a utility room and the side door was re-purposed as the main entrance. Only the original sitting room stayed in its original format. Upstairs a new bathroom was installed and a simple palette of colours and finishes alongside stylish furniture throughout really gives the house a ‘wow’ factor.

Attention to detail was paramount. In the kitchen, glazing dramatically turns the corner to create a window seat with colourful cookbooks stored underneath and an enviable view of the garden. Meanwhile a contemporary fire place, in a pivotal location between the kitchen and the family room, helps to link the two spaces. The whole house oozes timeless elegance and our clients are delighted with the end result and the impact it has had on their lifestyle!