The brief for the development at Steps End included the full refurbishment and extension to the existing property to provide a detached garage, games room, gym, and additional bedroom suite, along with the renovation and extension of the existing stabling.
The existing house was tired with poor circulation through a very protracted plan. The key to the design solution was to reposition the staircase into the center of the plan which immediately eliminated the long corridors. The plan worked simply off the central staircase, with an additional ‘wing’ containing the games room and gym to the ground floor and two bedrooms and bathrooms to the first floor; the previous stairwell created a shower room for the remaining bedrooms. The house bathroom and ensuite were amalgamated to form the master ensuite and a former bedroom created the dressing room, accessed through the ‘bookcase’.