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Victorian Annex and Workspace for a Period Property

Posted: May 26, 2016 - 15:37

By: Emma Page

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The owners ran a marketing consultancy firm from an office at home and required a workspace within the grounds of the house. The solution was to create a cosy Victorian annex. Due to the size of the garden and other requirements that the owners had, a large 3 bay garage was also required in which to park a ride on lawn mower, their classic car and house their large quantity of materials accumulated over many…

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Derelict Victorian Cellar Transformed Into a Cinema Room

Posted: May 26, 2016 - 14:53

By: Emma Page

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This Victorian country house was purchased in 2010. The house, though spacious, lacked a cosy, small, intimate room for the family to relax. All of the existing ground floor rooms have high ceilings, large windows and are grand entertaining type rooms. When the owners first saw the derelict Victorian cellar being used to store coal, with it’s earth floor and dank walls, they immediately saw the potential…

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Our Swiss medieval town house

Posted: Feb 05, 2016 - 15:41

By: Ben from Estavayer-le-lac

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My wife and I are Swiss, and we spent eight years working in the UK, where we picked up the British sport of doing up old houses. In 2012 we decided it was time to return to Switzerland.

Of course all these years spent in the UK had a big effect when it comes to our sense of decoration, it was absolutely out of question for us to live in a typical modern Swiss villa with straight walls and no soul, it had…

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