A retired neurosurgeon is poised to welcome his first Airbnb guests to a converted concrete water tower at the bottom of his garden – thanks to an imaginative transformation of the decommissioned edifice.
Christopher Ploutarhou’s parents had owned the same plot of land in Cyprus for many years and he’d always loved it there. The view from the plot was phenomenal so it seemed clear to him what he needed to do.
When Kent-based Architect Brian Heron and his wife Ayesha discovered a disused water tank space on one of Bethnal Green’s iconic tower blocks for sale for residential use, they knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create their dream penthouse apartment.
An abandoned plot in Shoreditch, East London, has been transformed into a 220m² new-build family home by architect practice Urban Mesh Design. Designed by and for Practice Director, Oliver Lazarus, and his family, Volcano House is complete with four bedrooms, a ground-floor studio, a series of home offices and garden…
Alan Brown and his wife Lucy have always had a passion for the outdoors and wanted to experience it in their dream home by bringing natural daylight into their house. And that’s exactly what they’ve achieved at the aptly named Glasshouse – a home that took them 15 months to…
11 Sep 2018
When Worcester-based Architect Nick Carroll was approached to design a Passivhaus-inspired home that would be built on the very cliff face of the Malvern Hills, he knew it would be a once in a lifetime project for its owner Jonathan Flewers and his family. What’s even more extraordinary is that…
06 Aug 2018
Wittering House is a stylish home built on a difficult infill site in Finsbury Park, north London. Contemporary in design, and providing a discreet intervention in a street of Victorian houses, the 829ft2 two-bedroom home is a contextual and sympathetic response to its location.
06 Aug 2018
When a young family found themselves left wanting with the original lower ground floor of their home, which suffered from being dark, damp and completely under-utilised, they decided to add a glazed single-storey rear extension onto their Victorian terraced house in Highbury. The new design adds 10m2 of sleek, light-filled…
10 Jul 2018
When Mike Treherne and his partner Fiona decided to add a side return with a pitched roof and large skylight onto their Victorian terrace home, they created something beautiful. The new addition included a larger front reception room, a utility and coat area and spacious kitchen featuring a contemporary structural…
05 Jun 2018
When Melinda Swan bought her husband a subscription to a wine club as a Christmas present, she couldn’t have foreseen that his hobby would play such a big part in a major home refurbishment.