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.