Herringbone House

  • Renovations
  • Interiors


Type of Property - 6 Bedroom Detached Residence

Area - 3,500sqFT

Contract Value - £500,000.00

Client - Private Individual

Contractor - Excalibur

Date - 2020

Our client purchased this large Edwardian house which was a total project purchase. They wanted to create a bright and airy characterful family home which would suit them as a long term family home. Like most period houses, the formal reception rooms were large however the house has a very dark and unsocial kitchen as well as a small loft.

Our interventions were split into 3 sections. The ground floor, we removed the single storey kitchen and utility and replaced with a significantly larger social kitchen and informal dining area. Behind this was a bright utility and pantry room. We opened up the social kitchen to the family room. The new room opens out to the garden with 2.8m high crittal doors connecting the inside to the outside. Our clients wanted something different and unique, and we introduced a vertical herringbone brickwork pattern to the extension which really enhances the height of the extension while offering a textured frame to the crittal doors. The ornate stain glass doors were repurposed internally between the family room and the kitchen.

The first floor we reconfigured the rear bedrooms to create a master suite that spans across the rear of the house making the most of the views out. The layout was designed to allow for the room to be flooded with light. The remainder of the rooms were a mixture of childrens and guest bedrooms.

At the top of the house we opened up the loft to create further guest suites and a study. We removed the small undersized dormer with a significantly larger roofed dormer to the rear bedroom and added a further matching dormer for the ensuite.

The end result is a character filled family home which celebrates all the best of the period features while allowing our clients to have large light filled rooms connected to their garden.

Our interior design client, who is a director at Switch Interiors, has filled the house with selected fittings and furniture pieces throughout resulting in an aesthetic that complements the architecture.


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