This colourful, three storey Edwardian family home in Bristol had previously been converted into two large maisonettes, so required a full renovation to turn it into a modern home (opens in new tab), and an innovative and sensitive transformation since the property was located in a conservation area.
There was a sensible budget and hard deadline to finish due to a new school-term starting for the owners' children. Enter unique construction company Berkeley Place, who specialise in period and listed property renovations. The result is a colourful, modern update that still retains all of the original, period features.
This light, wide hallway (opens in new tab) sets the tone for the home and creates a welcoming first impression. The traditional Edwardian door is painted a navy blue (an underlying theme to the home), and brings out the vibrant colours of the stained glass windows.
The modern pendant light gives the hallway a more modern look, while the upcycled wooden bench offers storage for shoes underneath.
The original Georgian staircase is a focal character point of the home, painted in a modern, inky hue. The blue colour palette from the stairs becomes the palette of the home throughout.
Traditional features from the flooring to the fireplaces and cornicing are brought up to date with the navy blue colour palette, Crittall doors (opens in new tab) (connecting to the modern kitchen (opens in new tab)) and modern ceiling pendant.
The new kitchen extension (opens in new tab) is the heart of the home, and where the family spend most of their time.
The modern shaker kitchen fits in perfectly with the Georgian features of the home and Crittall style glass doors (opens in new tab) installed to fill the home with plenty of light.
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The dining area features a built-in banquette bench with handy storage underneath.
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The guest bedroom (opens in new tab) features a softer palette of pastels.
A pink door opens up into a matching pink bathroom (opens in new tab).
An old sewing machine spindle creates a historic focal point sink in the family bathroom.
A traditional Georgian fireplace is matched with glass cubed shower and brass downlighting either side of the sink.
A free-standing bathtub finished in blue to match the colour palette of the rest of the home.
The bathroom also incorporates a handy laundry room (opens in new tab) space.
The sloping roof line created the opportunity for lots of insulation, while the nook created the perfect spot for a modern freestanding bathtub (opens in new tab) – with a view.
The bedroom doors open out onto a private balcony.
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