When our clients first approached us with ideas for improving their Victorian semi detached house, it was their appreciation for the view from their hallway, through the existing kitchen and into the long forty-metre garden that helped inspire the reconfiguration of their home.
The existing house has a traditional arrangement of individual rooms each accessed from the hallway, but for a contemporary family lifestyle to work more effectively an openness was required throughout the ground floor arrangement so that rooms could interconnect or function separately at different times of the day. We introduced the idea of opening up the existing two reception rooms with a sliding wall between, then connecting through to a new side extension that creates a large kitchen and family room overlooking the garden, in doing so creating a second long view through the home and towards the garden.
The overall effect will be to create a light filled home with interconnected spaces that fully utilise the ground floor for family living and a sophisticated new elevation as a backdrop to the long garden.
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