A modern and functional interior complementing the timeless exterior.
While the exteriors of 19th century terraces can be described as timeless, the same cannot be said for the interiors, in particular kitchens and bathrooms. This grand terrace in Toxteth Estate is such an example. A narrow passage connected the formal dining and lounge rooms at the front of the house to the rear kitchen/casual living room which was itself discontinuous due to varying floor levels. These rooms were gutted and the floor adjusted to be on a single level which led to a new deck. The connection between the kitchen/ living area and the front of the house was widened and double glass doors installed. The kitchen was modernised and an island bench created so that this room no longer served as a passage.
The timber deck now flowed via paved steps to the lawn and reclad garage. Raised garden beds made the different levels of the garden less obvious and the outdoors more interesting. The standard door on the garage side wall was replaced with a larger sliding glass door, allowing the garage to also function as an outdoor pavilion opening to the garden.
On the first floor, a seldom used bedroom was combined with an adjacent bedroom to provide an enlarged main bedroom, with built-in robe and ensuite.
The renovation created a modern and functional interior complementing the timeless exterior.