Our clients approached us to look at design options for their family home, which had been in their family ownership since it was built in the 1950s.
They sought to create a home that would facilitate intergenerational living, due to the siblings moving back home to care for their elderly mother. This resulted in an additional need for creativity within our designs,
Intergenerational living has become increasingly common in recent years, as it offers numerous advantages. Whether it’s siblings moving back in with their parents or any other multigenerational arrangement, this concept promotes closer family ties, shared responsibilities and mutual support.
After interrogating our clients’ brief and exploring what was important to them, it became clear that they needed an inviting space that would cater to each individual's needs, whilst also encouraging connection. The proposal not only needed to provide additional living space, but also to create moments of privacy for each family member.
Due to family memories being so locked into the existing home, the interventions to the house needed to respect this, whilst also allowing for a new chapter.
Early Design Options
On a typical British 1950s street, the house sits within an established context. Our interventions aim to reference this, whilst also being unmistakably contemporary.
One of the main challenges was to transform the disconnected, disproportional rooms into a bright and open space, with a clear connection between the front and back of the house. Our designs aim to allow natural light to flow throughout the space, making it feel bright, spacious, and inviting.
We have loved working on this project, and creating a design which is so bespoke to our clients’ needs. Get in touch with us, here, if you would like to discuss your project with us.