Category: News

Sloe cottage, Afriston

We have redesigned this detached family home  by adding a contemporary single-story extension, replacing the adjacent garage, to create a spacious open plan kitchen and dining area while enlarging the living room within the existing house with a slender pergola structure to the south facing enlarged terrace. The new design is in stark contrast to the existing house located on the fringes of Afriston village, allowing more daylight and views over the rolling hills. The building envelope is now complete, with an internal fitout to be finished in the coming weeks, blending the new part naturally with the existing structure.

Montpelier row, East Twickenham

We are starting works on the refurbishment and extension of an existing 1720’s Grade 2* listed terraced 7-bedroom family dwelling of around 390 m2 close to Marble Hill House, including the  construction of a potentially full width single-story rear extension with replacement of the existing rear infill kitchen extension, the conversion of the existing lower ground floor dining area and adjacent room to form an independent one bedroom nanny accommodation. We also redesign parts of the first & second floors to provide additional en-suite bathrooms, as well as an overall upgrade to the building envelope and thermal performance where possible, in close cooperation with the local conservation department. 

Town Centre, Richmond

We are currently designing a new detached four-bedroom family dwelling with a full basement for family living, gym and utility and plant as well as storage room on a slightly sloping site in a conservation area. The proportions of the proposed building and chosen materials mimic the surrounding family homes on the upper floors with a glazed plinth at ground level to invite daylight into the building and connect with the garden space.

Orchard Rise, Haslemere

We have been commissioned to design a detached four-bedroom family home with a connected annex building as a guest wing as well as a home office with gym and adjacent double garage. A natural swimming pond and sun covered outdoor kitchen area will be part of the new terraced landscaped garden. We are preparing the scheme for planning submission after Christmas.

Mount Ararat Road, Richmond

This project is another classic Richmond Hill townhouse in need of extension and refurbishment. We gained planning approval to remove the rear balcony at upper ground floor level in order to add a single storey extension to the rear of the property. A spacious terrace in front creates useful outdoor seating with wide sandstone steps leading up to the elevated rear garden level. Behind the widened side entrance sits a small entrance lobby with cloaks and seating bench next to a well organised utility room with a guest toilet behind underneath the external main entrance stairs. The existing floor level has been lowered to create an open plan kitchen dining and lounge area with a modern staircase leading to the upper level. The formal through reception has been redesigned and all upper bedrooms and bathrooms refurbished with a new en-suite added to the master’s bedroom. ‘Haus and Hof’ were the interior designers with us on this project. Completion is expected end of this year.

The Threshing Barn, Worcestershire

We are currently working on the conversion of an old Threshing barn on a listed farm site in Worcestershire into a new family home. The building was originally in agricultural use constructed of a solid oak beam frame structure with a double pitched roof, which was later replaced by a corrugated vaulted metal roof as often applied to these buildings. The building survey we carried out recently mapped the authentic old beam structure as well as the replacement beams added over time. The new design will reintroduce the original building shape with a new external treated timber cladding, an additional floor forming a gallery in some places to accommodate open plan areas for kitchen, dining and spacious living as well as bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms to the upper floor. Large window openings cut into the façade will allow stunning views over the adjacent fields from both floors. 

Quarry House, Barham

We have recently been appointed to design and build a detached contemporary and very generous two-to-three-bedroom family dwelling of around 450m2 situated at the southern end of a sloping 4 ha site. The lower part of the site had been used as a chalk quarry around the 1870’s and seems ideal for the construction of a new two storey single aspect family home with intensive green roof cover so invisible from the top of the site. A further smaller plot at the bottom of the site is forming part of the dense forest with the idea that  another single storey barn-like small family home can be constructed at a later stage where workers originally had sheltered structures. 

Epsom Road, Guildford

We have recently achieved planning approval for the conversion of a 3-storey office building (incl. basement) on a corner plot close to Guildford town centre to create seven apartments. The building will include a newly located entrance and stair, and will be extended with a new gabled wing to accommodate additional habitable space to each floor.

Waterfall House, Lefkada

After the successful coordination with our local architect in Lefkada, we received approval for this stunning single family dwelling on a sloping site with sea access and close views over Skorpios. Carved out of an overgrown plot into the typical topography of this island, we created a small private access road down to the private beach with a covered veranda structure with outdoor kitchen and changing facilities. Guest accommodation in form of oval single storey structures sit on each bend of the road leading up to the main building and further to the entrance of this site. Passed the gate a buried gate house provides accommodation for the house keeper and guests, with all facilities as well as underground garage for cars and maintenance parts to this property. Whilst a spacious wine and vegetable garden nestles along the right boundary, a beautiful garden opens towards the left of the site displaying flower beds, a water fountain and a small chapel. Whilst the guest sleeping accommodation will be covered by the natural fall of the site with cut in light wells to invite enough daylight, two large pavilions sit on top of the main structure to create an open plan living and family bedroom area with entertainment space, bathroom and changing facilities facing the pool. A circulating water steam cuts through the building originating in the guest bathroom across the connecting courtyard and terraces to cascade down a shoot into the heated infinity pool. Works to the main building is starting soon. 

Onslow Road. Richmond

We have been appointed to redesign and extend this terraced Victorian family dwelling in Richmond conservation area to create an additional bedroom in the loft with shared bathroom facilities, an all glass extension to the rear whilst adding ensuite bathrooms to the first floor level. An elegant interior with modern accent to the open plan ground floor refines the designs, upmarket products and materials elevate the value of this small town centre property. The contractor has completed all shell works in the meantime and nearly completed the internal fitout.