While the home’s heritage features and the amount of space appealed, some work was needed to bring it into the 21st century. The couple called on architect Clare Cousins, briefing her and her team to create a home that was robust and not at all precious, with areas for both adults and children to separately entertain their friends. It was important to retain a sense of the home’s history too.
Clare says they were fortunate that the original part of the house was in reasonably good condition, so the project mainly involved refreshing the existing structure and extending at the rear to give the family space to sprawl. As a bonus, the extension would improve the home’s indoor-outdoor connection too.
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