Ashchurch Park Villas is an early Victorian detached house in a street of high-quality Regency styled properties. The work we have done here is a comprehensive redesign and remodelling of the house, including a total renovation programme. Due to the ‘local listing’ of the property we were unable to alter the frontage, but at the back of the house we had the opportunity to totally re-build the rear elevation, and in so doing we have created some exhilarating double-height spaces.

The house now benefits from a full basement, which contains a gymnasium, a media room, a games room, utility room, a bicycle workshop and bike store (the clients being keen cyclists).

The ground floor is given over to reception rooms, kitchen / dining areas and a library / study and the first floor contains four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The main feature of the house now is that it is filled with natural light, affords dynamic views through the interior spaces, and contains a site-specific artwork installation by the artist / designer Ben Kelly, on the theme of his much heralded ‘Hacienda Club’ in Manchester.