Design at Source were commissioned to carry out an interior and exterior make-over of this rural property.
This not only involved internal and external alterations, but also required management of some civil engineering, with the rebuilding of retaining walls around the steeply banked plot.
Gabion walls were created to hold back two storeys worth of earth, to create the sunken driveway, while a new brick wall, with pre-cast concrete panels supported the ground leading to the side of the house.
The external works continued, restoring the existing building to its period glory, with the refurbishment of existing timber, sash windows. Meanwhile, the introduction of large bi-folding, aluminium doors, leading out to a newly excavated, sunken, seating area, enhanced the rear of the property.
Internally, the team set about, completely modernising the property, sensitively transforming the building to meet the needs of modern day living.
Internal walls were carefully removed, retaining period features where they existed, to create an open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area. Cantilevered stairs, leading to the first and second floors were created, maximising space and the feeling of open plan living.
The master bedroom incorporated an En-suite bathroom, while the other 3 first floor bedrooms were re-furbished, complete with a family bathroom.
The existing roof was utilised to the full. Space was at a premium, so a unique staircase design was introduced, with alternating treads, built to lead up to a new double bedroom and study beyond.