Private House


Project type
Extension and re-modelling of an existing dwelling
Interior architecture and project co-ordination
Louise Christie
Consultant architect
William Hodgson
Structural engineer
Stuart Derbyshire
Specialist joinery
Mick McNamara
Window joinery
Building works
Loose furniture supplier
Moya Bucknall
Bathroom supplier
CP Hart
Kitchen supplier

About the project
The property was a modern detached house made out of red brick. The owners purchased it primarily for its position and the views it offered. On the inside, the house was unremarkable and badly organised.

The initial brief was to optimise the space available and transform the house into somewhere the clients would enjoy living in. The clients wanted an environment that was simple, light and airy. They wished to avoid anything too ostentatious

Early work focused on the development of concepts aiming at repositioning the living spaces to take advantage of morning and evening light. The final scheme involved compact additions to the building which provided all the living space required and the desired ambiance, while complying with planning requirements and cost parameters

The project was successfully progressed from concept to completion. In close consultation with the client, initial design concepts and working drawings were produced, materials and specifications agreed, and furniture, fittings and equipment (FF&E) procured