The existing Victorian house contained a series of awkward spaces on different levels. The brief from the client was to rationalise the plan and update the property to create a contemporary environment. A section of the ground floor was lowered and walls removed to open up the rear of the house to form a large modern kitchen and garden room. Various windows and roof lights were repositioned and enlarged to introduce more natural light. The master bedroom was reconfigured to provide a spacious dressing room and luxury en suite shower room.