Recreating a large, three storey, home from a modified house that was unsympathetically divided into 2 flats.
The existing property had been divided in to a ground floor 2 bedroom flat with a 3 bedroom maisonette above. Having purchased both flats the client’s brief was to create a modern and flexible home. We were invited to explore a wide range of ideas and possible solutions to fulfilling the needs of the client, who was interested in realising the full potential of the property and was open minded as to how this might be achieved.
With the entire 200sqm house available to be reconfigured a multitude of solutions were possible. We explored a number of ways to extend the property, both to the rear and at roof level. We also considered ways to work creatively with the existing property, minimising the need for extensions, and creating new relationships between existing functions and spaces within the house.
The chosen option minimises the need to extend and focusses attention to the interiors and a full refurbishment of the existing building. The ground floor is opened up, with each of the main spaces flowing in to one another and to the re-landscaped garden. Major bespoke joinery pieces, including a library wall, bring a strong design presence to the interiors. The kitchen is made up of a giant island piece, centred on the room and the bay window, which includes a seating area. A loft extension has a distinctive roof structure that increases the volume of the space and creates a dynamic folded form. The new home will be open and light, be a great space for entertaining and a unique place for everyday modern living.
We are appointed to provide full architectural services from concept and ideas studies to developing detailed design for tender and construction.