Case studies: Renovating a Victorian property

Be inspired by our selection of successful period property renovations

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Modern glass extension on a period home

Open-plan living area

Gothic style conservatory

Informal and relaxing conservatory interior

Industrial building converted to living accommodation

An open layout takes advantage of light windows

Victorian lamp post repurposed as a table leg

open-plan layout

Extension set on granite base

Large windows allow views onto the garden

The Victorian property is solid and imposing, so in order to reflect this, the extension was set on a grey granite base to give it its own sense of importance. As the owners wanted to use a palette of hardwearing, quality materials, the extension is clad in timber and the roof in attractive semi-weathered zinc – this has been given a reverse angled slope for an uninterrupted view to the garden through the solid oak windows.

‘The extension blurred divisions between the living spaces to the right of the hallway, across the back to the opened-up kitchen to the rear left, which was previously isolated,’ explains Hugo Tugman of Architect Your Home. ‘Flooding your home with daylight using large glazed areas also creates a sense of openness to exterior garden and terrace spaces.’ The total cost of the project was £120,000.