Modernisation At Waynflete Street

Our client bought a mid-terraced Victorian property in need of modernisation.

The brief was to fully modernise the interior adding a rear plus side extension and loft extension, with an emphasis on an open-plan feel to the ground floor that would open up seamlessly onto the garden.

The first floor and loft were to accommodate two children’s rooms, one guest room and a main bedroom with en-suite facilities on the second floor.

RMD was appointed to carry out a compete re-design of the interior configuration and aesthetic, including design of the rear and side extension as well as the loft extension. This involved submitting a full planning application, liaising with building control and party wall surveyors. RMD project-managed the entire build process and supplied the main contractors for the project.

RMD created an open-plan kitchen/dining space to capture as much natural light as possible. A seamless transition from interior to exterior was achieved by creating the same level from kitchen to patio and using the same limestone floor finish throughout.

We designed and had fabricated a set of bespoke folding and sliding glass panel doors, which — combined with a unique structural re-design of the rear wall — allowed the entire width of the space to be open to the garden. A bespoke drainage detail was added to control water flow with integrated floor lights.

In the main sitting room RMD knocked two rooms into one, unifying them by installing a central fireplace. Bespoke furniture was designed and finished in stained walnut with nickel detailing. Top-lit niches clad in limestone with flexible glass shelves and hidden storage cupboards below completed the scheme.

With our experienced space-planning team working closely alongside the builders on site, we were also able to find additional head height in the loft room, creating a larger floor space than usual for a house of this type. The en-suite bathroom featured both shower and bath with dual basins and a large cupboard providing plenty of additional storage.

RMD was also responsible for re-sculpturing the garden, designing the patio area to the rear and the garden at the front.

In December 2007 the property was sold for the highest amount ever recorded for a house of that size in the area – a testament to the success of the project and RMD’s successful collaboration with the client.

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