This large Edwardian house in Brighton was unloved and unlived in. It required complete renovation to transform it into a fabulous family home for Esse and her three kids.
This is the sort of opportunity many renovation enthusiasts dream of. The four month project saw a gracious Edwardian house in Brighton which had been a council institution in its last incarnation, transformed into a contemporary family home.
Work began by ripping out fluorescent strip lighting and fire doors, and we got together with the architect to reconfigure the internal layout to better suit the needs of a modern day family. For Ark builders, the project involved fitting a new kitchen which opened into a family dining room. Large hardwood bi-fold doors then led out to the newly landscaped decked patio, creating a fabulous open plan space for entertaining.
We cleaned and restored the original floorboards, waxing rather than sanding to preserve their rustic character. Our carpenters -worked to rejuvenate the original period staircase, replicating the missing pitch pine spindles. All the original sash windows were refurbished and draught proofed and a bespoke arched window added to the first floor landing to create a central feature within the façade.
A Megaflow hot water system (necessary due to the size of the house) was installed to provide good water pressure throughout and finally all external walls needed rendering, and decorating to complete the transformation.
This renovation was followed by a challenging loft conversion. Please see ‘Esses Loft’