Melcombe was once a Christmas tree farm!
Our clients bought the property which included a large barn, a stable, lots of land and a shocking farm house that needed a total refurb. Luckily the property also had an annex which the clients choose to move into during the build. The works to this part of the house became phase 2.
Phase 1 saw the extensive refurbishment of the main farmhouse. Most of the internal walls were retained with the exception of a couple. The client wanted a light and open feel to the house and that’s what we have achieved. There are very few internal doors on the ground floor which allows for a great flow. The living room flows into the kitchen around a double sided fireplace, and the kitchen flows to the dining room. The main entrance is directly on to an impressive bespoke floating stair. Every detail was considered from larger features like the gallery which looks out through high level windows across the property, down to no skirting for a crisp look.
The detailed design didn’t stop at the living spaces, the house now has some impressive bathrooms and an amazing utility too (who knew a utility could be amazing!).
Externally the house is transformed – from mix of old stone and render the property is unrecognisable. New black timber cladding with a mix of grey and white render, the details added to the building give it an edgy modern vibe! Exactly on brief!
We selected In Ex Design as we really felt aligned with the owner Julie-Ann. We reviewed her previous projects and really liked the results. Upon meeting Julie-Ann, we realised she would make an excellent partner for us. Have to say, we have been really impressed with her work, ethics, ideas and overall performance whilst working alongside us. It helps that we have very similar tastes in style and approach. Julie-Ann is direct in a professional, confident way and not to sound ‘cliched’, but she gets the job done to her exacting standards. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Julie-Ann. We are delighted with our renovated home, it is exactly how we envisaged it to look. I must add one more point, the whole interior was demolished and rebuilt, not a small house, so the project was in depth. It was made possible with In Ex Design’s expert input.