This stunning four bedroom family home replaced a tired and dated bungalow that previously occupied the site. The footprint of the house reflects the similar typology along the street and is set over three floors.The property incorporates a large underground double garage with space for a gymnasium, living accommodation on the first floor and four bedrooms on the top floor.
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.