Refurbishment of a 5-storey Grade II Listed Georgian townhouse in Margate’s Conservation Area.
The concept was to respectfully conserve and restore the core period aspects of the 200-year old property while inserting mid-Century inspired modern elements of design and joinery to the replanned house. A clear articulation between new and old has been established, rebalancing the hierarchies of the house for modern living. The result is a direct response to the existing architecture of the house and to our informal, unselfconscious way of life. Consent was obtained for demolition of a modern addition at the rear, to improve the quality of the rear garden, the last ‘room’ of the house.
Being architect and client on a refurbishment project with my husband, Peter Thomas of Studio Gray, has offered new insight into the build process from a home owner’s perspective.
Interior photography is thanks to the wonderfully talented Jo Bridges and I am delighted to have the project featured in Jo's fabulous blog the Curio and our fabulous local magazine the Margate Mercury.
I am also thrilled to have had the project, and our move to the coast, featured in the Guardian, the iPaper, 25 Beautiful Homes and Good Homes magazine, with many thanks to Rachel Leedham, Rachael Smith and Ben Alden-Falconer.