Inside, the fabric of the house has been faithfully repaired and restored throughout, retaining as many original features as possible. While in progress, the building revealed glimpses of its history—such as a wall painting depicting fairies, thought to date back to Victorian times.
On the upper level, a half-landing has been added to provide a desk area. This is complemented by a large roof light to ensure a bright and spacious feel to a functional area that may otherwise have felt small and dark. During the renovation, the optimal use of the building’s footprint was always at the forefront of our considerations, with details such as space-saving joinery providing clever solutions to maximise space and functionality.
At the rear of the property, a large, minimalist glass infill extension brings the welcome addition of extra floor space, meaning the kitchen and dining area could be combined into one room. Formed of brick and glass, the structure floods the interior with daylight, while also providing a functional discreet separation from the surrounding properties. The extension meant that those existing spaces formerly within the main house could be altered to accommodate a guest bedroom and bathroom.
Careful consideration has been given to the materials and joinery throughout the property—utilising their properties to bring tactile detailing and practicality. Outside, the property enjoyed a small-but-perfectly-formed garden. To help make this space feel at one with the property, we followed through the use of stone flooring in the kitchen out onto the terrace and up onto the boundary walls, providing seating and space for planting.