Lees Architects extended an attractive but neglected early 1900’s semi detached property at ground floor and loft level with a full refurbishment throughout. The existing property retained many of its original internal features and benefited from a long rear extension which was used to justify a large addition to the ground floor. The owners wanted to create an open plan area and introduce as much light as possible, something we achieved by relocating the ground floor WC and kitchen within the floorplan and introducing a wrap around rooflight to the join between the extension and the existing first floor. In addition the ground floor features an oriel window and corner glazing. The loft provides a generous master room with a walk in wardrobe and ensuite, with enough space left for a private study. Work was done to retain kep features from the original house, several fireplaces were retained and restored, ceiling and alcove features in key rooms were kept. Externally chimney stacks and brick details to the eaves were carefully maintained throughout the construction period so the house retains its period features. The result is a stunning extension that mixes contemporary living whist respecting the original dwelling.