Marrying Victorian Elegance with Industrial Chic, A Captivating Extension and Renovation in St Albans
In the heart of St Albans, a semi-detached home has undergone a stunning transformation. Our team has been Seamlessly blending the traditional beauty of a Victorian home with some punchy industrial features. This extension and renovation project has shown that with some creative thought and careful planning you can make the most of what would otherwise be a wasted garden space in a semi detached home. With sample natural light pouring in through panoramic windows and original brickwork on display, this project has breathed new life into into the homes classic design.
Preserving the Past
Victorian-era homes possess a unique allure with their ornate detailing and timeless appeal. In this renovation great care was taken to preserve the original character of the house. By mimicking the original brickwork patterns and using hand made clay bricks the new extension was built to have the appearance of being part of the original house.
Ample Natural Light
A key aspect of the extension design was the incorporation of natural light. A Large glass wall and roof became the focal point, opening up the interior to a flood of sunshine. The interplay between the expanse of glass and the original brickwork was a sight to behold, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere throughout the home.
Industrial Features and Original Brickwork
As a nod to the industrial aesthetic that has gained popularity in contemporary design, this renovation incorporated industrial elements that seamlessly complemented the Victorian foundation. Exposed original brickwork in strategic locations added a touch of raw elegance to the space, enhancing the home’s character and highlighting the historical significance of the building.
Functionality and Practicality
Beyond aesthetics, the extension and renovation were thoughtfully planned to optimize functionality. The additional space provided by the extension catered to the needs of a modern lifestyle by adding a large open living space to enjoy whilst allowing room for the well equipped and sophisticated kitchen to spread into the space. The extra space also allowed for a grand inviting island great for hosting friends and family. The beautiful black kitchen designed by our client with its brass accents is complimented by a large natural quartz countertops, and is a sight to be enjoyed whilst serving its purpose as a fully functioning cooking and catering space.
This extension and renovation project on this Victorian semi-detached house in St Albans is a testament to the harmonious marriage of Victorian elegance and industrial chic. The clever window design has allowed the space to feel open and inviting. We are proud to have played out part in creating a home that pays homage to its past while embracing the innovative spirit of the present. This project stands as a radiant example of how thoughtful design and creativity can transform a house into a truly captivating living space.