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.
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
Original feature by Jo Sheldrake