Our client’s brief stipulated a traditional, formally designed extension that would sit comfortably within Lymington’s predominantly Georgian Conservation Area. The house replaces a 1960’s dwelling of low quality that failed to optimise this prominent corner plot with views to the Isle of Wight.
High quality handmade bricks and clay roof tiles are utilised creating a pleasing and harmonious response to the historic context – and remarkably, the site was excavated to allow the construction of a full concrete basement, which accommodates the media room, gym, office and additional storage and plant.
The project, which was initially refused planning was convincingly won at Appeal.
“Having had a bad experience in the past, we knew as soon as we met with Williams Lester, that they would be the right practice to design our new home. They had experience working in Conservation Areas and knew the pitfalls!
We liked their calm, thoughtful, and personable approach to our project, listening to what WE wanted to get out of the design, and how it would work with our lifestyle.
Throughout the two year project, Williams Lester were always there for us, sorting queries quickly and efficiently, making the whole process less stressful!
We are delighted with our new home, it is light, airy, and functions just the way we envisaged. We have no hesitation in recommending them."