House Plans: Striking, Energy Efficient Renovation of a 1960s Home

Articles by Build It magazine
by Build It
16th February 2018

Will and Donna Lawrence  craved a property with a striking architectural identity that could operate as a low-energy home.

They discovered a site in Sheffield that captured their interest, and decided to renovate the property to meet their family’s needs.

The result is an open-plan home with an elegant design that helps the individual spaces to flow seamlessly together. Entered at street level via a low timber-lined entrance, the property’s triple-height stairwell creates a smooth transition between floors.

Fact file: 3-floor family home
  • NamesWill & Donna Lawrence
  • LocationSheffield
  • ProjectRenovation
  • Construction methodBrick
  • House size853m²
  • Project cost£426,500
  • Project cost per m²£500
  • Construction time60 weeks

To make the most of the far-reaching views from the back of the property, the upper ground level features a panoramic window in the lounge space, which makes for a spectacular entrance.

The lower ground floor has been designed as the main family zone, allowing different activities to take place in adjacent areas.

Spacious and light-filled, the contemporary kitchen is centred around a sleek island unit, and floor-to-ceiling windows have been incorporated to aid the sense of connection between inside and out.

Ground floor

Ground floor house plan

First floor

First floor house plan

Second floor

Second floor house plans

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