The design team completely changed the layout of the first floor, moving the kitchen to the front of the home and the living room to the rear. The open floor plan allows them to cook in the kitchen while the children play in the living room. All walls and ceilings were painted basic Dulux Brilliant White and a custom-supplied skylight adds illumination to the previously dark and closed-off space.
Redesigning the cramped bathroom was one of the project’s biggest challenges. The original space had small and dated bath fittings, as well as intrusive plumbing pipework. The entire bathroom was taken down to the studs and pipes were redirected. The chimney was removed from the adjacent bedroom, increasing the available interior space. The tile floor in the bathroom is the only new flooring in the entire house.
The ground floor of the home is both the clients' and architects’ favorite part of the home. The opened living room fulfills the owners’ wish for a private and quiet sanctuary connected to the rear garden yet removed from the noise of the front street. A key design feature was the widened rear opening, with floor to ceiling aluminum-framed Comar glass doors.