Harvard House is an outstanding period property situated in a prime Clifton location. Although in good general repair, the property was in need of cosmetic renovation and updating to convert back into a family house. The brief, from an enthusiastic and knowledgeable client, included reorganising the bedroom and bathroom layouts on the upper floors, creating enhanced living space at ground floor, and a self contained apartment in the lower ground floor, all aligned to modern family living requirements.
The challenge for Berkeley Place, as is often the case, was to maximise high quality living space within a predetermined budget, where the financial investment represented a genuine increase in the overall property value.
A two storey extension to the rear south west facing aspect of the property created new open plan family living and kitchen space, while also adding significant value through the freeing up of internal space to create utility areas and a valuable further reception room. Clever design coupled with close attention to detail enabled a contemporary feel while respecting the original period architectural features. The new extension also provided the space to create a fabulous 3/4 bedroom self contained apartment in the lower ground floor and, amazing south west facing upper and lower sun terraces.
Berkeley Place assembled their most appropriate designers in order to ensure the clients brief was delivered, while managing the whole planning and construction delivery process. Long standing relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers enabled the procurement and delivery of high quality materials and equipment in the most cost effective manner.
What the Client Said
"I instructed Nick Cryer of Berkeley Place to project manage the refurbishment and extension of my house in Pembroke Road, Clifton, and from the outset Nick came up with really good ideas on the proposed development, liaised with the Architects, instructed a team of builders and other tradesmen and thereafter supervised the works whilst I was living abroad.
Whenever any problems arose during the development period Nick dealt with them in a very professional manner and found solutions to enable the works to proceed smoothly and with the minimum of delay.
I was then handed over a completed development which I am very happy with and would not hesitate in recommending Nick and his team at Berkeley Place."