My clients purchased an early 20C house on a large site with planning permission to extend. Having considered the detail of the proposal and embarked on the process of demolition and rebuilding we first submitted a very similar house to the one eventually constructed. Planning officers would not support the proposal and we were persuaded to prepare a design for something more traditional. That design, effectively their own design, they also refused to grant permission for.
The final design, very close to our original concept, gained permission at the first attempt with a unanimous vote at committee. We were commended by the chair for what is regarded as a landmark house in south Cambridge.
The house, arranged over three floors, contains a large split level reception room, kitchen and utility rooms, study, eight bedrooms and four bathrooms.
It is extremely stylish throughout, has every modern feature and electrical control possible and is highly insulated. Solar panels provide electrical energy.
It has been featured in a number of national magazines and, on completion, was suggested to be nominated for the NHBC Self Build of the Year Award.