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Private Homes

Monochrome Home

The Brief

Future-proofing a home for a modern growing family of 5.

LocationWilmslow, Cheshire
TypePrivate Home Renovation

This modest Wilmslow family home underwent a remarkable transformation, expanding from 125sqm to 257sqm to accommodate a modern growing family of five. The focal point is a spacious open-plan kitchen, living, and dining area, which seamlessly connects with the garden.

Essential elements of the brief were to provide more bedrooms, and include a functional utility, a dedicated work-from-home space, and an adaptable playroom/den.

The Site

Seamlessly blending contemporary architecture with a traditional house

Retaining the front elevation's 1950s charm, the side extension mimics the original style in white render. The rear extension takes on a contemporary look with a white rectangular base that contains day-to-day family life and a sleek black timber box housing the master suite hovering above. Large windows and a roof terrace enhance natural light and garden views.

Inside the master suite's box, a timber feature wall frames the bed, complemented by secret sliding doors leading to a private bathroom and walk-in dressing room. Each double-sized bedroom now boasts an ensuite, eliminating the need for a shared bathroom. The ground floor is reconfigured to include a front work-from-home space, playroom/den, and a well-equipped utility room, while the main living space fosters a strong connection with the garden.


This refurbishment not only revitalises the home but ensures it gracefully adapts to the evolving needs of a modern and growing family, future proofing it for years to come.

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