Located just outside of Chesterfield Town Centre this large detached property is in major need of modernisation. The design renovates and extends the property to create contemporary open plan living space, additional accommodation as well as a generous master suite. Transforming the current front facing gable and creating a fully glazed rear gable gives the house a bold presence and creates some much needed interest. White render gives clean lines and softens against the colourful burnt red brick.
This was a great project to work on but one that came with a set of very specific challenges. Not only was there the site’s past, which everybody was determined had to be preserved, but there was also the fact that we had to create two family homes in what is actually quite a small space. We came up with a design that filled all Nik and Jon’s wishes, a brilliantly contemporary pair of properties that also pays tribute to the story of the site and, through the use of materials, to the bigger story of Sheffield’s industrial heritage.
The 80-metre dam, which once provided power for the corn mill, has also been cleaned and restored, providing a haven for kingfishers and other wildlife.