Services:Architecture / Interior Design / Contract Management / Landscaping
Size:3,950 sqft over 3 floors
Date:completion due 2016
As with our other residential refurbishments we first looked at how the existing spaces supported the day-to-day family living. As is often the case with houses built in a different era the functions and spaces were very much disconnected from each other and did not offer a smooth and comfortable movement flow.
First, the kitchen was repositioned to the centre of the house. We have taken the opportunity to upgrade all of its specifications at the same time. The rest of the spaces were then laid out in relation to this new heart of the home. A new minimally glazed entertaining space extends the house onto an existing terrace with views into the garden and sliding screens effectively creating an outdoor room. Finishes include a new herringbone timber floor and hand-made, encaustic tiles in the hall and kitchen together with responsive lighting and IT provision to bring the house into 21st century.
Externally, the existing terrace has been levelled to create continuous entertaining areas as well as providing better connections to the garden itself. Instead of balustrading, planters have been provided on two levels to ensure the safety of visitors and the family alike.