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Contemporary conversion transforms Newbury Victorian period home

A substantial Victorian Villa set in the heart of Newbury required a complete transformation. The homeowners wanted a non-compromisingly contemporary conversion, including a glass roofed side return extension and a loft conversion.

Absolute Architecture listened closely to truly help the homeowners realise their period property’s potential and transform it into their dream home. We were able to deliver the house of their dreams with stunning attention to detail and care to the original features of the period home.

Location: Newbury, Berkshire 

Materials: The kitchen roof is an 8m x 3m frameless glass structure. The walls to the extension are clad in brick to match the house and the roof top extension is clad in anthractite zinc.  A restricted palette is used internally, set off against a porcelain wood floor.

Clever aspects: The glass roof floods the kitchen with light, and a combination of pivot doors and bifold doors mean that the entire rear of the house can fold away in summer. The house brings in the nature from outside, but unlike most period properties, it is now insulated acoustically. This solves a common issue with older homes and strikes the perfect balance with the beautiful surroundings.

Friends on the project: For this period lodge renovation and extension, the homeowners used:

  • Roman Building Design for the construction on the period home
  • Snug kitchens for the sleek and moody kitchen
  • IQ Glass for the contemporary glazing solutions

We love: The sleek sophistication of this renovation just oozes glamour. It’s the perfect party pad! We really have maximised every square inch of potential in this period home property with the spacious loft conversion.


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Providing tailored support and services to see homes all the way through their transformation, Absolute Architecture are the go-to residential architecture business for ambitious dream homes that require a little extra creativity, inspiration or planning expertise. We are a RIBA Chartered and Passivhaus accredited practice based in Newbury, Berkshire. Absolute Architecture serves the Cotswolds, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and surrounding areas.




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53B Kingsbridge Rd,
Newbury, Berkshire
RG14 6DY