Number One Westhill, Leicester

An exemplary reworking of a suburban house

Stephen George + Partners for Carl and Wendy Bebbington

Contract value: £250,000

GIA: 125 m²

When two graphic designer clients decided to revamp their 1920s house in leafy suburban Leicester, their architect, Kanti Chhapi, struck up an excellent symbiotic relationship with them. The result is a contemporary and beautifully crafted home. The client did not baulk at the major structural alterations needed to create a spacious series of interlinked living areas; kitchen, dining and lounge areas now flow beautifully into the mature garden.

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Here, an established field maple tree rubs up against the new extension – its retention facilitated by piling the foundations around it. This is an exemplary reworking of a suburban house, bursting with character and seamlessly integrated with a crisp modern extension.


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