EASTBOURNE | UK
Detailed Design Stage
The property is a Victorian semi detached town villa of approximately 470m2 laid out over four floors. The house has many original features and was previously in use as three self contained flats and offices; including a two bedroom garden flat which has been adapted but retained. The brief included refurbishment of the two lower ground floors and the construction of a glazed rear extension.
The design seeks to create a modern, spacious home with plenty of light; letting the historic quirkiness of the original house ‘sing’. The client wants to create a space that is open, linking the ground and lower ground floors with a double height space. Well considered, dedicated storage was a further key priority, allowing for a clutter free living space that flows well. Room for play and family activities was important, as was being able to open up the garden level to the outside.
The style is contemporary with a homely vintage twist, with design elements and finishes that physically link the inside and outside spaces.