Type: Extension to a Grade II Listed Building

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

Status: Complete

Collaboration: Jewell Construction

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A Victorian marvel

A TRANSFORMATION FROM TIERED OLD HOUSE TO PERIOD PALACE 

Built in 1880, this impressive row of double-fronted Victorian beauties includes some of the finest period townhouses in Falmouth. 

But whilst the front exterior was still stunning, this particular house was in very poor condition at the rear when we first visited - suffering from neglect and an unsympathetic conversion thirty or forty years ago. 

An upstairs leak had led to a poorly constructed false ceiling downstairs, restricting light and detracting from the beautiful Victorian features

 

THE BRIEF

The brief was to create a mix of modern and traditional, opening up the full beauty of the spaces again and marrying the new extension with the Victorian detailing in the house. 

We worked within the constraints of this being a listed building, liaising with planning and renovating sympathetically, whilst giving the client elegant new spaces to live in.

  

THE INTERPRETATION

Opening up the front door and being able to see right through to the back garden when you walk in lets the light flood through, creating an enviable beginning. 

Extending the rear of the property by removing the tired conservatory and reworking the space to create a modern kitchen, snug and dining space has given the family more space to live. The false ceiling had to go and additional windows and skylights now punch even more light into the rooms.

Upstairs the single bathroom has been reconfigured to allow the addition of a master bedroom ensuite behind.

 

THE OUTCOME

From dank and dreary this property has been transformed into a beautiful and spacious period home, drawing inspiration from the elegance and quality of the front exterior and reception rooms.

The client has finished the spaces with a nod to the industrial and maritime past that’s tied in with Falmouth and their home