Stuart worked closely with us to renovate an Edwardian house near Alexandra Palace in north London. The house hadn’t been touched since 1960 and was a complete mess. Stuart listened carefully to what we wanted, then presented us with some imaginative options which helped us visualise how the house could be transformed. As a result, we now have a house that cleverly uses every bit of space, maximises light and good views, and that also marries its many original features with a contemporary feel.
The kitchen extension is a real success. Due to planning constraints we couldn’t have the usual full-width extension that most people opt for. But Stuart noticed a particuarly lovely view to the side of the house, and proposed bi-fold doors going down one side of the kitchen, which open out onto a decked area with interesting planting. This is our favourite part of the house – where even in London we look out over big skies, have fantastic views and can watch the sun set.
Stuart is an easy person to work with and it was a huge help to me that he struck up a good relationship with the builders. They respected him and commented on how clear his drawings were to follow. I enjoyed working with Stuart and highly recommend him.