We were approached by these clients on the basis of another of our projects, Oxford Gardens, which they had viewed when it was for sale. They loved the design of that house so much that they wanted one for themselves! So that was the initial brief: an overall feeling of light and space, a strong material palette of washed pine and brickwork, and a high level of detail and design, all working with the existing house. Planning and budgetary constraints meant this brief would be refined, but the project took on its own personality, with an inspiring client.
The house was in a serious condition of decay and infestation, having been unoccupied and sub-divided. Proposals included a complete restoration and refurbishment, including a new basement level and rear extension.
At ground level, a new open plan living, dining, kitchen and separate living area were created. Family bedrooms were on the first floor with the master suite on the top floor. At lower ground level were the family and games room opening on to the garden and guest bedrooms. The new basement below included plant room, utility, wine cellar and gym.
Project was featured in November 2018 on George Clarke's Old House, New Home, Channel 4.