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Sometimes a project comes along that I can’t wait to get my teeth into. Fortunately I get quite a few of these projects but when these clients approached me about creating their dream family home, after living there for a number of years, I have to admit I knew this one was going to be quite special.
This house is one of the very few privately owned Georgian properties in Cambridge. Of beautiful proportions, it was originally spread over 4 floors, but an extra floor was added during the building works, and a modern glass extension created a dining space on the ground floor, as well as improving access to basement.
A married couple of creative entrepreneurs with 3 children, they wanted to respect the architecture of the building, but also desired that the interior design to reflected their travels and their sense of humour, as well as being appropriate for busy family life. Studio meetings with the clients were always lively, and at times we had to remember that we were there to discuss their designs, rather than partying.
The brief was to be playful with the Georgian interiors, controversial even, straddling the demands of respecting a historic building with the desire to add character to modern spaces. We had such a great time pulling this project together, a lush home for living. Go plunge into the photos and enjoy.