The conversion of this run down property by interior designer Sarah Rossiter and her husband, Ed, a professional project manager, saw them win Reader’s Choice in the Real Homes Transformation Awards. They spent 18 months looking for their conversion project, eventually discovering a 1920s bungalow that had been converted into two flats with a warren of poky rooms.
Now the ground floor is a large open space with new blue kitchen, dining area and living room. The polished concrete floor and absence of skirting boards or architraves gives it a stripped back, contemporary look. Its eco-credentials are high, with solar panels on the roof that power the house and their electric car.
The owners: Sarah Rossiter, an interior designer, lives here with her husband Ed, a project manager, and their red and white border collie, Fraggle
The property: A three-bedroom semi-detached chalet bungalow, built in 1924, in Brighton
Alison is Assistant Editor on Real Homes magazine. She previously worked on national newspapers, in later years as a film critic and has also written on property, fashion and lifestyle. Having recently purchased a Victorian property in severe need of some updating, much of her time is spent solving the usual issues renovators encounter.