Having purchased a fabulous family home in the popular Stephens Road district the clients had already embarked on extending the ground floor to their property and now sought to exploit the attic area to its fullest potential. Being in an elevated position the property would benefit from fantastic views to the front and rear elevations and this point was a key element within the design strategy. The period 'feel' to this property was of high importance and therefore the stair flow/feel and design had to be complementary to the existing. Forming two bedrooms and a bathroom for an expanding family was key to this project.
The client and Kevin mused through the plan options across several meetings and finally arrived at the format and design that suited all. By balancing the space created within the attic two evenly spaced rooms could be created – the front having far reaching views from large SO6 velux windowing and the rear having fantastic cubic space within the dormer. The family bathroom facilities were accessed from the communal landing with the stairs flowing seamlessly from the first to the new second floor. Externally the objective was to construct a space gaining dormer that blended as best as able to the existing surround.
Period properties traditionally convert well as they have generally high attic areas and uniform first floor accommodation that affords symmetry in attic design. The ability to have a flowing stair case within a dedicated corridor is a huge bonus as the property then has a feel to it that leaves anyone entering the house "this conversion looks like it's meant to be"! Correct use of windowing is key to ensuring the generated accommodation has access to any views that are potentially available and Veulx has a fabulous range of products suited to the cause.