What it cost
Get the look
(estimate) £350,000. £1.85 million £950,000
Architect: Waind Gohil + Potter (wgpa.co.uk)
Builder: John F Patrick (johnpatrick. co.uk)
Eco-friendly hardwood cladding: from kebony.com
Polished concrete: by specialist Lazenby (lazenby.co.uk)
Sliding windows: by IQ Glass (iqglassuk.com) Kitchen: by Pronorm (pronorm.de) Solid oak floors downstairs: from naturalwoodfloor.co.uk
by Davison Highley of Clerkenwell (davison highley.co.uk)
Barefoot undyed bedroom carpet: from Capitol Carpets, Wandsworth (capitolcarpets.co.uk)
Conker brown paint in bedroom: by Dulux (dulux.co.uk)
Hawaiian Blue on pocket door: by Dulux (as before) with walk-through dressing room; a bathroom, and a study that commands views of the back garden from a stylish wraparound window. Arnie the cat likes snoozing there.
The attic now has a good bedroom with an en suite shower room featuring a side wall of sandblasted glass that gets borrowed light from the skylight and staircase window.
Finally, the back was clad in the specially treated hardwood, which will weather silvery.
The architect’s ideas were so comprehensive that the builder said they’d built a whole new house inside the old one.
OR Ann and Chris it wasn’t about creating more space but transforming the space they had to make it fit for modern life, so that it felt good with thoughtful detail and finish, and getting the kitchen-living area spot on. They both relish the silky concrete floor, and the deep, exposed pale golden timber roof joists that soften sound.
When she first saw it finished, Ann felt it was like a different house — and she hadn’t even had to move.
Commanding view: Arnie the cat likes snoozing in the wraparound study window overlooking the garden Cottage value in 2015:
Total renovation costs, excluding fees: Estimated property value now:
Thoughtful detail and finish: sitting room, in the old part of the house, can be closed off with a pocket door
Nod by House Doctor concrete pendant lamps:
Bespoke modern sofa: Sitting room paint in purplishbrown Caragheen:
New staircase: in birch ply with space between the treads. Light floods down from a window at the top
All change: first floor now has master bedroom, walk-through dressing room, bathroom and study
Bespoke storage: under-stair cupboards have space to keep wine