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Doubled size of property with single and first floor extensions. Complete renovation of property both inside and out followed by staging.
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Granit Architects + Interiors
Our client bought a Hacienda styled house in Hove, Sussex, which was unloved, and had a dilapidated pool and garden, as well as a tired interior. We provided a full architectural and interior design service through to completion of the project, developing the brief with the client, and managing a complex project and multiple team members including an M and E consultant, stuctural engineer, specialist pool and glazing suppliers and landscaping designers. We created a new basement under the house and garden, utilising the gradient of the site, to minimise excavation and impact on the house. It contains a new swimming pool, gym, living and entertainment areas, as well as storage and plant rooms. Accessed through a new helical staircase, the basement area draws light from 2 full height glazed walls opening onto a lower garden area. The glazing was a Skyframe system supplied by cantifix. We also inserted a long linear rooflight over the pool itself, which capture sunlight onto the water below. The existing house itself has been extended in a fashion sympathetic to the original look of the house. We have built out over the existing garage to create new living and bedroom accommodation, as well as a new ensuite. We have also inserted a new glazed cupola over the hallway and stairs, and remodelled the kitchen, with a curved glazed wall and a modern family kitchen. A striking new landscaping scheme by Alladio Sims has embeded the redeveloped house into its setting. It is themed around creating a journey around different zones of the upper and lower gardens, maximising opportunities of the site, views of the sea and using a mix of hard and soft landscaping. A new minimal car port and bike storage keep cars away from the front elevation of the house. Having obtained planning permission for the works in 2019 via Brighton and Hove council, for a new basement and remodelling of the the house, the works were carrried out and completed in 2021 by Woodmans, a contractor we have partnered with on many occasions.
A Victorian terraced townhouse set over five storeys, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms on the upper two floors; a double drawing room, family room, snug, study and hall on the first and ground levels, and a utility room, nanny suite and kitchen-dining room leading to a garden on the lower level. Settling here from overseas, the owners of this house in Primrose Hill chose the area for its quintessentially English architecture and bohemian feel. They loved the property’s original features and wanted their new home to be light and spacious, with plenty of storage and an eclectic British feel. As self-confessed ‘culture vultures’, the couple’s art collection formed the basis of their home’s colour palette.
Haines Phillips Architects
This project consisted of a contemporary glass box extension to the rear of a mid terrace house in Crouch End, north London. The existing ground floor contained a rather dark and cramped kitchen and breakfast room closet wing. Our design solution to improve this space and the connection between the house and garden was to add a rear extension to allow for a larger, more usable kitchen and a light filled sitting area opening out in to the garden through a full height structural glass box. The extension connects to the brick walls of the existing building with zinc clad roof and walls which include a hidden utility room cupboard projecting out in to the side passage of the garden. The structural glass box projects out from this and finishes above the zinc clad roof and secret gutter in order to allow light to penetrate deep in to the house. A new patio including raised planters has been added to the garden. This area is finished in the same floor tiles as the new rear sitting area and kitchen in order to create a seamless connection between the garden and house. Our design included detailed design and specification of the extension and new kitchen, finishes and lighting scheme and full project management and contract administration.