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Location Buckland Crescent

The three bedroom semidetached houses were built after the war in the English suburbs: they were a social prototype and aspirational houses for the emerging middle class. The clients of this project had recently moved into one of these 1950’s semi-detached houses and they wanted to modernise it, while complying with the restrictions from the planner and conservation officer.

The Inhabitat strategy was to maximise the floor area without extending the footprint, by keeping the gable end profile with the addition of small dormers. They pop up on the garden side at different floor levels, rather than having a massive rear building. We achieve a new identity without losing the original hallmark.

We extended and modernised the Kitchen and Family Room and a new Porch Hallway, as well as adding a loft conversion to increase the bedroom count. We managed to include a Utility and ground floor toilet. The intervention also incorporates some bespoke storage solutions and measures to improve the appearance of the external walls and of the patio area.

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