Vita Architecture has recently completed a project in Betchworth, Surrey which was previously an old billiard hall which they have converted into an open plan living space. The brief called for increasing the amount of natural daylight across the house and reconfiguring the layout in order to create a functional and beautiful set of spaces.
This Victorian property improves a 175sqm house to create a truly open plan living space. The project is located in Betchworth, a quiet village in Surrey and begun in July 2015. Built in the 1870s, the building has been cut and curved since and had ended up as an evolution of ideas through many an owner leading to an array of rooms within rooms and convoluted corridor layouts. The proposal aimed to open up the space.
Partitions, structural walls and low ceilings were removed and replaced with exposed steelwork and internal glazing. This was complemented with travertine flooring and a white silestone that ties the house together from it’s use across the kitchens, TV cabinet, stairs and bathrooms. The spaces were intentionally keep minimal to allow each space to breathe and bathe in natural daylight.