This micro project, in the form of a coach house, converts a slice of Victorian Britain. Located in the back streets of the City of Hereford RRA’s involvement began when we were called to assist the Client to purchase the property at a public auction and to provide design advice as to how this micro-site could be converted to create a city pied-a-terre.
We provided extensive space plan option studies – looking at flipping the living space to the first floor to enjoy the roof structure – to providing a modest bolt-on extension to help create inside / outside living spaces. Client opted for bringing the living spaces to the ground floor with an inside / outside space borrowing the views of external courtyard spaces.
The interior was re-worked to introduce lots of intricate contemporary detailing; wood, glass, standing seam metal cladding – all feature as part of a material contrast to a traditionally build brick coach house.
A curved staircase wall conceals a WC and links the plan around a corner to the side extension – joining the main spaces together. A double height interior section, in the form of a galleried living area ensures spaces create an illusion of being generous. Spaces are also practical, as part of the wall forms a drop-down bed box cupboard, imported from Italy, to accommodate on the odd occasion additional guests as and when required.
This quality build was carried out by R.M. Caldicott and Sons Ltd of Leominster.
If you are interesting in finding out more about this micro project you can actually stay in it as it is available to rent on airbnb.