Work commenced September 2008.
Design of the house required partial demolition of the cottage, inclusive of four ad-hoc rooms to the rear, resulting in retention of the four-roomed layout typical of the period.
The aim was to locate visitor accommodation in the existing cottage and to link this to the new 'cottage' to the rear, enabling a variety of spaces to be opened or closed dependant on the amount of resident occupants.
The benefits of the living spaces being located to the rear were inclusive of optimisation of views, enhanced privacy, and a reduced building footprint through vehicles being located in basement parking.
A great deal of care was given to the existing cottage, inclusive of stripping it of internal linings, insulating the walls and ceilings, re-roofing, re-wiring, freshly plumbing the new wet areas, and restoring the facade, windows and doors.