Frog Orchard , Ilmington

This interesting American Prairie-style house was adapted to suit contemporary living today. The aim was to work with the character of the property and create enhancements in harmony with the architectural style.
The repositioning the front door enlarges the hall which is vaulted to the underside of the roof which incorporates rooflights. A new feature staircase in the hall rises to a gallery-like landing. A further study/bedroom 3 was retained with a new ensuite shower room created out of the old fuel store. The corridor provides access to the revamped bedroom 2 which includes a dressing room and ensuite bath/shower room from the existing conservatory. The existing ensuite bathroom became a utility room with a door to the outside at the rear. The sitting room was enlarged by reducing the hall width and vaulted to the underside of the roof with rooflights. The fireplace was changed to incorporate a glass fronted multi fuel burner which faces both sides. The old Kitchen became a part of the sitting room and is enlarged by the removal of the old staircase. The new kitchen was formed out of the old dining room and incorporates all the contemporary features expected of this focus in the home. This room retains some of the ceiling features and was extended to create a dining area under the existing canopy with bifolding doors which will reveal a 'free' corner. The south facing room provides an excellent link with the Garden. The Garage was also extended both at the front and the rear and the head height improved under the canopy by reducing and gently regrading the ground level.
The first floor area is modified to create a master bedroom ensuite using part of the bedroom to create a balcony to the Hall below.

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