Built in the 50’s this double fronted semi-detached house carries the influence of the International Style. Having purchased the house our clients approached us with a difficult design challenge – to transform it into an Edwardian style house more in keeping with the majority of houses in the area. Apart from the traditional detailing and materials – red sandstone bay windows, leaded glazing, natural slate roof - the most significant challenge was to provide rooms of a height appropriate to the new style of the house while still being constrained by the existing floor levels. This was achieved by locating the main reception rooms in the new extension and through a progressive change in level at first floor between the existing house and the new addition. The increased height externally was achieved by providing higher eaves levels to the extension whilst ensuring that the height of the original ridge line was maintained.