Our client appointed us to convert a unique former pump house from the mid-Victorian period into a contemporary home with studio and office space. Ancillary buildings were added and converted, these are separated from the main house by the creation of a series of intimate external courtyards. The ground floor has been opened up to create a large reception area that accommodates much of the client’s art collection. A side extension forms a studio with pottery kiln and access to one courtyard garden through large steel framed factory doors.
We reconfigured the upper part of the house to create a master bedroom suite that occupies the entire length of the first floor. The balcony installed at first floor level serves the master bedroom suite. A 1.8m long bespoke concrete sink was designed for one bathroom, with a free-standing cast iron bath located in another. The architecture has created a peaceful oasis to live and work in, surrounded by a quiet garden and courtyards.