Modern Chalet Renovation and Extension House Plans

by Build It
22nd January 2018

When Will and Vanessa Rome bought a rundown 1930s bungalow back in 2010, on their return
from working overseas, they had their hearts set on completing a major project.

The goal was to transform the main house into a bright and welcoming two-storey home that would ooze chalet chic.

As Will took on the bulk of the work himself, the build was not always smooth sailing, however, the result is a luxurious home on an impressive budget. A key feature is the overhanging eaves, reminiscent of continental ski chalets, which not only give the house style but also provide weather protection to the upper storey walls.

Fact file: 2-bed chalet renovation and extension for £59k
  • NamesWill & Vanessa Rome
  • LocationIsle of Wight
  • Type of projectRenovation & extension
  • StyleContemporary
  • Construction methodTimber frame

Created using natural materials, the interior’s light-hued walls complement a dark-stained, engineered oak floor.

Tricks such as exposing the original internal wall, meanwhile, help to add style and authenticity to the finished house.

Ground floor:

Rome ground floor house plan

First floor:

Rome House First Floor Plan

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