Wood Vale I

“Martyn listened to our ideas then very quickly had a clear vision of what could be achieved which was way beyond our limited imagination.  He worked closely and effectively with the builders to achieve that vision.  We’ve since thoroughly enjoyed living in the home that he created.”

Jonathan & Helen Franks


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The clients fell in love with the garden and bought the house to go with it. It was hard not to; at over 200 feet long with a south facing aspect it was magical. The problem was that the house was perched on the side of a hill and sat a whole floor level above the garden, it wasn’t connected physically or visually.  

The physical solution was to ‘dig-out’ and extend outwards below the existing cellar and create a new reading room level with the garden. The visual solution was to extend and remodel the ground floor creating a flexible open plan space with views of the garden immediately apparent on entry.  A raised terrace was created outside the dining space with separate stair access to the garden. The property was also extended upwards creating a master bedroom suite in the attic which exploited the panoramic views with a large picture window. 

Muswell Hill N10

Completed 2006

Contract duration 26 weeks

Extension, Refurbishment