Archer House


This Arts and Craft semi was designed by John Coates Carter and is locally listed as a county treasure. Works include a new kitchen and orangery to the rear and internal reworkings to accommodate at ground floor: a larger entrance hall, downstairs loo and utility; at first floor: a new laundry room and wc; and at second floor a new shower room.

The kitchen is relocated into the existing dining space and features a large island with breakfast bar and a wall of storage to the rear. The kitchen opens up onto the new orangery (designed in conjunction and supplied by David Salisbury) which accommodate a dining area and an informal work space. Steps from the orangery lead down onto the generous garden and the existing stone planters are extended to soften the orangery base.

A new opening is provided between the new kitchen and the new playroom enabling supervision and a large family friendly kitchen living dining space.

Colours are soft and muted with off white worktops and off white units and wooden floors to tie in with the existing floors in this home with feature oak and grey accents. The orangery woodwork is painted in a soft green to reflect the pretty garden and this nod is carried through the rest of the styling and decorating within the choice of tiles, paints and wallpaper. A dividing wall is used to form a second reception room which creates a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of family life.

This project has been phased. Phase 1 (extension and GF remodelling) has recently completed and we are awaiting professional photos.