Bright bungalow extension and remodel

Debbie and Martyn Wright transformed a dated 1960s bungalow into a stylish and unique home with spectacular views and space for all the family

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Martyn and Debbie jumped at the chance to buy this property in North Somerset. The existing bungalow, with its glorious views overlooking the Mendips, was crying out for a total redevelopment to turn it into a contemporary, two-storey family home. They knew that, with some work, it would be a great house for entertaining friends and family.

They originally planned to demolish the bungalow and build a new house from scratch, but instead, worked with architect Simon Corbett, who shared their vision for creating a Modernist-inspired home. An extension and remodel has created a large kitchen-living-diner, and added bedrooms to the property, all within permitted development.

Project Notes

The owners: Debbie and Martyn Wright, both company directors, live gere with their daughter, Eleanor, 23, and Labradoodle, Mylo

The property: A five-bedroom, detached 1960s house in Clevedon, north Somerset

Total project cost: £422,000

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Walls painted in Farrow & Ball’s Ammonite reflect the light from the full-height sliding doors. Sofas, Sofa.com. Rug, John Lewis. Glass coffee table, Piero Lissani for Glas Italia. Lamp, Oka

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The spacious entrance has walls painted in Inchyra Blue from Farrow & Ball. The sideboard, by Neptune Furniture, has been repainted in the brand’s Downpipe to tone in. Pendant lights, Tom Dixon. Lamp, Oka. For a similar chair, try the Madelaine from Neptune

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The Bianco Massa worktop and splashback are from Marble Supreme in Bristol. Lights by Dyberg Larsen. Bar stool are from Hay

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This Lusso Stone bath makes quite a focal point. Martyn also loves the practicality of the walk-in shower by Bathroom Village. Tiles, Mandarin Stone

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The couple can enjoy great views across the garden and landscape beyond from their room

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They chose large, eight-metre-wide sliding doors to invite the view inside without lots of panels breaking it up

Original feature by Jo Sheldrake