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Terraced House Transformation

We’ve started work in earnest this week on a small but pretty terraced house in Cambridge. We've removed a wall and a redundant chimney breast to create a large family living room out of two small sitting rooms. The next phase is to extend into the side alley at the back of the house, then knock through into the existing narrow kitchen.

The end result will be a spacious kitchen/diner with French doors into the garden, and 1/2 glazed double doors leading into this sitting room. Light, bright and modern.

The family have moved out for a few months while we transform their cramped house into a super new home.

Joining two small sitting rooms

knocking through

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Curtis Jere Trees Sculpture

We’ve just hung this 1960s Curtis Jere sculpture in a Hertfordshire barn. The skeletal form of the trees perfectly reflects the open winter landscape that surrounds this rural barn conversion.  The warm lustre of the metal provides a focal point for the sitting room, and will dance in the light of the open fire below.

Curtis Jere is the signature name of Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels. These two artists combined in the 1960s to found Artisan House, their original goal being to produce gallery-quality art for the masses. Under Freiler's meticulous direction, the workers sheared, crimped, torched and welded brass, copper and other metals before coating them with luminous patinas, resurrecting lost techniques in the process.

Today these pieces are highly collectable, attracting the admiration of leading dealers in vintage chic.

Curtis Jere Trees

Curtis Jere signature

Kitchen Extension


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Kitchen Extension

We have recently completed a kitchen/diner/utility room in a 1980s house. The kitchen was previously rather dark and cluttered, so my clients wanted a light modern kitchen and were willing to consider extending. The extension has given them a compact working area and separate dining zone with uninterrupted views over their lovely garden.

The kitchen units were hand-built, with extra deep drawers to maximise use of the space. The colour combinations of ivory, charcoal and varying shades of muted greys contrasts well with the oak windows and bamboo floor, and the clients’ own collection of red glass and china.

We also designed and made a hand-painted dresser for the dining area to complement an antique table which the clients intend to use.

Kitchen layout

Dresser & garden extension

Wall & base units

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Terraced House Kitchen

We’ve just completed the kitchen layout plans for an extension in a Victorian terraced house in Cambridge. As with many terraced houses there is a long narrow kitchen at the back of the house, and a long, narrow, unattractive alleyway alongside it. We’re knocking through into the alley on the ground floor and building a small extension (5 metres x 1 metre) with velux windows; this will widen the space and enable us to create a large, light and airy family kitchen/diner.

Work on the extension starts next week.