Residential — Renovation & Addition
With a love of the Arts and Crafts movement and the local flora, the owners approached Bryant Alsop with a desire to restore and update this heritage listed 1904 house and connect it with the landscape. Though only 3m of new building was added to the rear of the building, drastic changes were made to bring the house up to modern-day day living standards. The owners’ art collection and their appreciation of craftsmanship provided a wonderful source of inspiration throughout the design process.
"Our 1904 Edwardian House had been neglected and required major renovation. (It) was big enough but needed connection to the garden. Sarah’s design is simple and beautiful. The changes to the house look like they were there since 1904, but the house now has a timeless and contemporary feel throughout. The workmanship with the builder chosen was outstanding and we know it will outlast us. We were terrified about touching the house, knowing we would find things we didn’t want to find but everything was planned for and the project was completed on time and on budget. Without Sarah it simply wouldn’t have happened!"
Ian and Prue
Builder: J S Lowther Builders
Photography: Simon Dallinger