The brief for Botanical House was to adapt this Victorian villa into a workable family home.

CE+CA worked through three different options to improve the living space, make use of a large basement and create better links to the garden. The ground floor living space currently sits a storey above the garden and so the client hoped to create a better link to the outside across different levels and sought an innovative approach. Each of the three options transforms the building in a slightly different way, questioning how the family use the house and how to make the most of the existing spaces.

An additional part of the brief was to imagine the possible use of a historic coach house, which sits in the grounds. The solution for this involved a discussion of how the existing structure could be adapted to provide home-working and independent living spaces.

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