This impressive Victorian detached sandstone villa was completely modernised to suit modern day living. The existing layout comprised of spacious public rooms to the front of the property accessed off a grand hallway. The kitchen was purely functional, tucked away at the rear of the property. Additional areas ancillary to the kitchen added to the disjointed flow of the ground floor. The first floor comprised of 3 double bedrooms and family bathroom with a further staircase serving an attic study.
To resolve the awkward ground floor layout the entire back wall at ground floor was removed, and the footprint extended, to create a substantial open plan kitchen / dining / sitting area. Access to the new extension was formed via a new doorway at the foot of the staircase This new addition to the floorplan shifts the focus of the house towards the garden, connecting it with the outdoors via an elevation of large sliding glass panels. A new side entrance off the new utility room / cloakroom connects the open plan area with the driveway and provides access for everyday use. At attic level, a new master suite is created to address the imbalance of the number of bedrooms versus the expanse of public rooms.