House Plans: Charming Victorian Cottage Renovation and Loft Conversion

Articles by Build It magazine
by Build It
4th July 2018

Enchanted by a characterful but dated Victorian cottage in Hertfordshire, Cassie and Calvin Hill decided it was the ideal space to transform into a cosy family home.

Five years after the purchase, the Hills embarked on a renovation project, extending to create a spacious kitchen and converting the attic into a loft-style bedroom for their son.

Now complete, their heritage home strikes the right balance between modern and rustic. The kitchen extension features country-style flourishes such as a butler sink, range cooker and oak worktops. These elements contrast beautifully with the slate flooring and the brick-shaped ceramic wall tiles.

Fact file: Bright and spacious renovation
  • NamesCalvin & Cassie Hill
  • Type of project Renovation, extension & loft conversion
  • Construction methodMasonry extension with timber frame roof
  • House size125m2 (original property size 84m2)
  • Project cost per m2 £564
  • Current value£600,000

Thanks to her keen eye for design, Cassie was able to develop a distinctive decor theme on a limited budget. With a degree in textile design under her belt, she put her creative skills to good use by upcycling various fittings including the dresser and dining chairs, which were bargain finds from a local pub.

Upstairs, space was taken from the second bedroom to make room for the new purpose-built timber staircase. The Hills had to be careful when specifying the design for the flight, as 2m
of clear headroom was required over the pitch line of the steps. The remaining zone was transformed into a family bathroom.

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Ground floor:

Hill ground floor house plans

First floor:

Hill first floor house plans


Hill loft house plans

Self-build house plans re-created using Build It 3D Home Design Software

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