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Winton Rd, Bowdon


N.C. "We liked the fact that George is well known locally. We also got a really good "gut feel" for George when we met him, he was excellent at listening to what we initially wanted and then translation that into a cohesive design that worked well for us."

The house is a substantial Victorian semi-detached 4-storey property that had been crudely converted into 3 flats around 50 years before. The original conversion had involved some poorly executed structural alterations which left the building dangerously unstable. The brief was to convert the house back to a family home with a large extension to the rear incorporating the basement and ground floor storeys.

The basement level was lowered by 900mm to provide living accommodation with substantial headroom to match the proportion of the large rooms to the upper floors. The basement provided space for a gym, a games room, a cinema room and laundry room linked to the large family kitchen through a two storey atrium opening out onto the garden.

Two studies, six bedrooms with en-suites, a lounge and sitting room were provided within the remaining areas to achieve a complete family home. No superlatives needed, the photos should tell it all.