Projects_Residential /  Westbourne Place  Mumbles  Swansea

5 Westbourne Place is a beautiful seaside terraced house with a modest and charming character. The aim of the project is to re-establish the terrace as a successful model for community living, where we care about the person living next door. Many terraced houses have had their unique character ransacked by property developers who have treated them insensitively, we hope to rescue this one.

The proposals include the refurbishment of the original house and garden to suit the lifestyle of its new owners. This consists of an open plan kitchen/ living/ dining area with a small courtyard at its heart, full of light, life, the sound of rain. A place for a sculpture, mosaic, scented plants, leaves on the tiles. The kitchen will be the heart of this home, a place to share meals, have friends round, sit by the wood burner. It will be finished in locally sourced natural materials- stone, slate, oak and cost permitting, lime products to allow the walls and occupants to breathe. We buried the bathrooms in the plan to afford the bedrooms views and precious light. The plan also has a little library secretly tucked away off the courtyard, a place to retreat and lose yourself in a book.

architecture + landscape design

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