It may seem a strange thing to almost completely knock down an existing building and almost rebuild it from scratch but it may not be as odd as it sounds and may make more financial sense.
Although the finished building doesn’t look out of character with its surroundings the interior and extra space achieved made this development worth the effort for the customer.
Not only was the initial brief from the client to develop a striking new interior but they wanted to future proof it with amazing automated lighting and audio visual systems.
Starting from the top down, a stunning new cinema room with integrated audio was fitted in the new roof space. A large flat-screen TV was integrated into the wall with no wires to be seen along with a specialised audio system, installed by audio and visual experts Home Philosophy.
OBC designed and built a new large bedroom with a classic walk-in ensuite with fitted wardrobes into the opposite side of the new roof space.
Moving down to the floor below, a master bedroom and 2 large bedrooms were designed and fitted. The master bedroom is fitted with dimmable ceiling strip lighting and a classic ensuite bathroom finished in dark wood and white. A walk-in wardrobe was designed with a skylight and fitted wardrobes to opposite sides of the room.
Two other rooms and a bathroom were fitted on the first floor. Incorporating a full length fitted children’s wardrobe and another separate bathroom.
Moving to the ground floor. OBC has been working closely with audio and automation experts Home Philosophy and they advised on the installation of the bespoke lighting systems using Lutron and the installation of inset wall tvs.
This extensive rebuild of a detached house from the 1940s is complemented with a nod to its past with the installation of Critall patio doors. A dark wood kitchen in bright south facing kitchen diner really brings out the grain in the dark wooden cabinets.