Anyone for tennis? This striking period property in Oxfordshire certainly makes an impression with the views out from the open plan first floor providing a full panorama of the stunning gardens, which include a grass tennis court.
David Salisbury was commissioned to design and install new timber windows and bi-fold doors for the rear of this home, in the type of residential refurbishment project for which we are seeing increasing demand – with the trend for improving, as opposed to moving, set to continue.
With a brief to bring in more natural light and open up the views to the stunning gardens, this was a project which was tailor made for new windows but the addition of bi-folding doors (or sliding doors as they are sometimes known) has effectively created a balcony – or a viewing gallery to enjoy a drink and watch those playing tennis. How very civilised!
In between the kitchen extension and the living room area, a new pair of French doors open out onto steps down into the garden, providing quick and convenient access to the outside.
Looking back at the house from the garden, we designed two arched windows for the bottom of the property which not only improve the amount of light in the basement but help add a sense of symmetry for the lower half of the home.
A number of painted timber casement windows were specified for the kitchen extension element, which now features a stunning handmade bespoke kitchen, the highlight of which is a central island unit with marble worktop.
The result is an open plan home, with free flowing space from the kitchen into the living and dining area.
With an abundant amount of natural light now coming in via the new windows and doors, this home has been transformed into the perfect space for living, relaxing and entertaining.
Sounds like game, set and match to us – whether you’re a tennis fan or not!
Replacing the timber windows & doors was just part of a project to transform this Surrey home
One of the most effective ways to give a period property a lift and a fresh new look is by renewing the windows and exterior doors