Valley House, County Durham
Conversion of a visitor centre into a 4 bedroom family home
Our County Durham project involved the conversion of a vacant visitor centre into a spacious four-bedroom dwelling. Through a thoughtful approach that preserved the existing structure and introduced a new first floor with open-plan living spaces, we successfully transformed the building into a comfortable family home while maintaining its original external appearance.
Given the site's location at the foot of a steep slope towards the rear (north/west), we designed a secluded garden at the same level as the first floor, creating a private oasis. The new layout maximises the abundant south light and offers captivating views into the garden and out to the valley beyond, enhancing the overall appeal of the property.