We’ve been working with a couple in Surrey this year on the design of a major residential conversion. The project is the transformation of a derelict stable yard in the Surrey Hills – between Guildford and Dorking. Designed to be a beautiful new house, yet retaining the character and features of the original building, it’s going to be a stunning home when it’s finished next year.
The original building – with three distinct wings wrapping around a central courtyard – showed obvious potential for conversion into a home. As you can see it was going to be a long process though.
Working closely with the client and architect we developed the internal layouts of the home. We refined the use of space, the flow through the property, and looked to work with the original fabric of the building in ways that that would enhance the interior design of the finished property.
Here you can see the internal layout opening up and the form of the property starting to emerge. It’s no longer a stable block, but a beautiful residential house under construction.
The heights of the ceilings are maximised, and the trusses in the roof will remain exposed in all of the main reception areas and kitchen.
We’ve designed a flexible, layered lighting scheme to make the most of the unique architecture of the interior. The nature of the building meant that the scheme was complex to design, but we ensured that it would be simple to operate.
We’re so excited about seeing this project progress over the coming months.