Modern Victorian

The owners of this stunning renovation relocated to Edgbaston as a family in 2015, and as their family expanded, their home evolved into a contemporary living space while preserving the Victorian charm of the house.
Their most recent project focused on the kitchen, involving the construction of side and back extensions to allow the kitchen to feel part of the garden. This transformation resulted in a wonderful space that quickly became the heart of the home.
Using original Victorian bricks, the extension is very much in-keeping with the original building. The owners incorporated an ‘inside/outside’ room, complete with a commercially-extracted barbecue and tunnel fire, opening onto an expanded terrace for year-round entertaining. Reclaimed blue bricks from the old courtyard adorn the floor, paying homage to the house’s heritage. The fire is one of Metalfire’s creations, supplied and installed by Bespoke Fireplace Designs in Bristol, complementing the space perfectly.
The owners decided to reconfigure the kitchen, utility, larder, and boot room to ensure cohesive design and complementing furniture across these spaces.
The interplay of dark kitchen furniture and countertops with open brass shelves and mirrored walls creates a grand yet relaxed ambiance. Barfab collaborated on the shelves, turning the homeowner’s concept into a reality.
The oversized island, a favourite feature, accommodates their large family for communal suppers. Obtaining a single stone slab for the island proved challenging, but the one from Laminam, supplied by Surfacestone, proved ideal. It serves as a striking contrast to the Dekton Laurent used in other areas. The island incorporates a Nova Panorama hob, measuring 120 cm wide, perfectly suited to their lifestyle and the available space.
Helen Lindores Design played a crucial role in designing the kitchen, immediately understanding the owner’s needs and vision.
Reiss Davies handled the building work and kitchen installation. The owners worked really well with Reiss and his team, crucial for the success of such a big project.

Range: Haddon

Colours: Charcoal