The property’s existing façade saw brickwork in red engineered brick leading up to a string course and above that a rather tired render, dated timber windows and concrete roof tiles. The aim was to revitalise the building, transforming it into a statement piece of architecture. How to achieve that without a complete rebuild was the first challenge we faced. Our proposals detailed a full render of the exterior whilst softening the look with a number of profiles in bath stone, namely, a band course, string course and parapet walls. New chimneys with charming decorative details were added and the roof re-skimmed with Spanish slate. The existing windows have been replaced with crittal style glazing, offering a contemporary take on a heritage look. The existing porch was at odds with the style of the house and so we proposed a simpler entrance crafted in a classic and elegant style. Where we were able to, we altered the positioning of the windows to create greater symmetry and increase the natural light within the property. We also adopted stone banding details around the windows, ensuring a natural look that organically blends into the façade of the building. Consideration was given to the minutest of details, including the introduction of evergreen planting in close proximity to the building, effectively anchoring it to the ground and creating the impression of a seamless union between the house and its surroundings.