Conservation Area Extension + Alterations

As with so many old houses this one was divided up at ground floor into three seperate rooms that did not lend themselves to modern day living.

By opening the front and back rooms into one we created a sense of flow with views right through the house and lots of light.

A small extension was added accross the back of the house that opens onto a raised patio over the garden. The large rooflight ensures that the extension and dining area is full of light.

A small utility area and downstairs loo was tucked into what was originally the kitchen allowing for good storage while keeping the laundry area out of the new kitchen.  Pull out storage was added under the stairs and the chimney alcoves were lined with shelves over cupboards.

The entire house was refreshed as part of the project which was achieved within the client’s budget.

The result is a bright, stylish open plan ground floor ideal for a busy family where the contempory is blended with original features to achieve a sense of quality and longevity.

The house is in an Area of Conservation and the project involved some careful repairs.  Non-original windows were replaced with double glazed sliding sash windows as part of the project and the roof was insulated all of which combine to make a cozy home.

Tara came up with wonderful ideas to create as much light, space and warmth as possible and most importantly, she did it all within our budget.

Her knowledge of every aspect of building process and regulation was second to none and she ensured the builders kept to their schedule and that their works was satisfactory.

We love our home and we really could not have achieved that sense of elegance, comfort and utility without Tara.”

Audrey & Gavin

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Architect B.Arch.MRIAI

RIAI Practice accredited in Conservation at Grade 3


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