Number 2 Saxonbury Road was originally modeled using designs and materials from the Ideal Home Exhibition of the early 1970s.
When we learned that the garden at the side of the house was available for development, we sought to negotiate a workable scheme with the local planning authority after an initial proposal to redevelop the whole site with apartments was refused. We secured consent for a compact two-bed bungalow that included an informal study space in the loft.
Our aim was to enable the owners to sell the current house separately, thus releasing some additional equity from the land and eventually providing them with a debt-free new home, which would also allow them to enjoy their holiday home in France.
Though the site was severely restricted by neighbouring properties, the new home that we created for the clients was light, airy and modern, serving its new owners’ aims well and making the most of its naturally sunny orientation.