This house was built in the 1980s with a restrictive layout - our brief involved opening the house to the garden and creating a more dynamic entertaining space. We devised a large barrel vaulted living, dining and kitchen space. The living and dining areas are defined by a mid height brick stove. We created a separate glass-enclosed study off this main space and reworked the bedrooms and bathrooms. The decoration reflects the owner's quirky taste with a kitchen inspired by Parisian bars.