Located on a private cobbled street on the outskirts of the Dean Village, LBA were appointed to convert a vacant old car garage into two new dwellings.
This existing mews structure has led a varied past, including housing offices and a vintage car garage. It will lead the foreseeable future as two dwellings that sensitively acknowledge the industrial past of the structure. Every effort has been made to retain and celebrate the character and traces of the past, from opening up the first-floor levels showcasing the ceiling ties, to reinstating the small arched hopper windows that will allow light to flood in at floor level.
The existing ground floor openings which have been used as garages most recently will be retained and will be infilled with large glazed openings with timber fins housed in steel frames to provide privacy for the living spaces at the lower level. Internally, finishes provide a muted and natural palette with LBA designing bespoke wardrobes and stairs for the properties.