This was a 9 month project to renovate and extend a traditional flint/brick cottage – enjoying stunning views over the marshes – into a modern, contemporary family home internally, without sacrificing the integrity of the exterior.
Working closely with renowned local architect, Jim Bond, the aim was to formulate a design which lightened and opened the property to include the marsh views at the rear, as well as encompassing aspects of modern living, such as underfloor heating.
The addition of a new bespoke corner window, incorporating a small balcony, replacement of doors and inclusion of an oak staircase – all products of The Joinery Workshop, which creates a fresh, contemporary look from the rear, yet the approach from the front path maintains the appearance of a traditional cottage.
Internally, the property has been transformed from a labyrinth of small, dark rooms with numerous sets of steps, to a more open and modern aspect, with all rooms creating more flow throughout the entire building. Working closely with the customers, despite all the usual problems associated with old properties, such as rotting timbers, damp and unexpected underpinning. The property has now been completed as a comfortable marriage of the traditional with the thoroughly modern – a spacious kitchen, individual bath and shower rooms, airy and light living areas and uninterrupted views over the marshes through the full length glass corner window are all encompassed within the confined of the flint and brick façade.