We have a large portfolio of period properties and fully understand the problems they can pose to modern family life.
Our expertise in this area has allowed our clients to fully appreciate the essence of their period homes whilst transforming key areas to keep them relevant for modern day living.
Historic small cellular servant’s quarters which include the kitchen, a lack of connectivity to the garden and lack of en-suite provision are common themes we overcome with innovation and creativity that surpass our client’s expectations.
Recent proposals to reconfigure a grade (A) listed house which sits on a World Heritage site, saw Historic Scotland comment that the proposed Spacesix Architects alterations “are better than the original”. The magnitude of this statement is cannot be underestimated.
The success of our large portfolio of period properties derives from our extensive knowledge and expertise within this area of architecture. Although there no absolute binding definition of period properties, the general view is that they are buildings that predate World War I.
Why buy an old house?
Old houses possess a number of special features that people truly value over more modern properties. To begin with, even the most humble of period properties possess little touches of craftmanship that help to proclaim its own unique identity.
Apart from the historical quality that helps mould the character of the building and provides a nostalgic tinge, these homes offer many more benefits to future owners. Unlike most modern homes, perioid properties often allow the opportunity for owners to add further space and value to the building through extensions.
Period properties were built during an age where land, labour and quality materials were readily available. As a consequence, period properties often have larger rooms and thicker walls, and as a whole they are more durable buildings compared to their more modern counterparts.
Transforming Period Property Homes
Period properties, just like any other type of building, offer their own set of architectural problems for home owners. Durable materials, such as brick and stone, that were typically used to build homes back in the day, offer more challenges to interior design and renovation.
Historic small servants’ quarters, which might include the kitchen, a lack of connectivity to the garden and lack of en-suite provision are the most common issues that face our architects. Through innovation and years of experience, Spacesix architects have always found ways to help improve the living space of clients living in period properties based on their wishes.
Our architects’ ability to envision quality transformations for buildings has not gone unnoticed, with recent proposals to reconfigure a grade (A) listed house which sits on a World Heritage Site, saw Historic Scotland comment that our proposal was ‘better than the original.’ This is a testament to the quality of our work, as well as the experience that our architects have accumulated over years of delivering the best possible service to our clients.
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