"Creating a multi-generational home"

Architectural redesign & home refurbishment

Creating a classically contemporary, multi-generational family home

“A comfortable living space for three generations”

May 23

Our client’s aim was to create a home where he and his new young family could live comfortably with his parents. A place where they could share time together in the spacious kitchen/dining/living room area, but be able to retire to their own rooms when desired.

To achieve this goal, he retained the front and two sides of his 1930s detached house, doubled the depth and went up into the loft. A modern, high spec SMART home was essential, but it also had to be future-proofed, which meant that one of the five bedrooms, all en suite, needed to be on the ground floor.

A feeling of space and light was essential on the ground floor. Large floor to ceiling windows were installed throughout and we replaced the original staircase with a hand-stained version with toughened glass sides. Wide beam flooring planks in the same soft bespoke colour as the handrail were used for the hallway and staircase flowing throughout the house. Hall doorways were increased to 2.6m, with no architraving, and pocket doors helped retain the feeling of space.

Functionality was supported by bespoke joinery throughout accommodating, for example, additional storage, TV sites and a coffee station. On the must have list was a home office, an outdoor living space including kitchen, and an outbuilding to house gym or office as needed. Each of the five bathrooms reflects the needs and tastes of the users.

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