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Old bungalow now a stunning home

Transforming an old bungalow into a much sought after family home, creating an investment for the future and a wonderful living space.

From single-story bungalow to the perfect family home

Client brief
Our long-standing client engaged our team to redesign their single-storey ninety metre squared bungalow in Granborough, Buckinghamshire. They asked if it was possible to completely knock it down and expand the build footprint – including a second storey and a separate workshop – to one hundred and twenty-five meters squared which was possible given the total size of the plot. They wanted us to create the perfect family home. 

We set to work and began designing a modern family home that the client would be delighted with while also being suitable for the planners. The new property had to blend in with the streetscape and although it needed to be a standout success for the client, we didn’t want it to stand out or to be too much of a ‘statement’ from the road. Planning was passed for the new home that we designed, in keeping with the village – and on the original footprint.

The results
This property has now been completed for the new family to move into - with adjoining stables and a horse arena.

Much of the outside of the house is built in red brick which blends in with many of the neighbouring properties. We have also added a wonderful glazed wall above the front door, and timber cladding that will create beautiful tones as it weathers.

The property was designed to include big bright and open spaces for socialising, working and studying. It also uses eco-friendly technologies that can be easily updated as new innovations become available.

Internally, the property has many impressive features including a double heighted ceiling when you walk through the door, with a glazed wall that stretches all the way to the roof. There is also a formal living room, a fantastic open plan family room, kitchen and diner with integrated breakfast bar. From this L shape space you walk through sliding doors onto a stunning terrace. A skylight in the family area increases the light flooding into the property.

Upstairs, the light also floods onto the landing through the large glazed wall. Each of the three bedrooms have been designed with vaulted ceilings to make best use of the head height. There is also a study, a family bathroom, master suite with dressing room and ensuite bathroom.

We are delighted to have been able to help our client and transform this old bungalow into a much sought after family home, creating an investment for their future and a wonderful living space.