• Avenue Road

About This Project

Mervyn and Viv wanted to extend and add space to their fabulous Victorian home. We worked very closely with them and, using our knowledge and skilled craftsmen, we turned their dreams into reality.

We have created a beautiful extension, built on a timber frame, without destroying the character and features which first attracted Mervyn and Viv to the property.

The house itself, was purchased by Mr Reginald Goat in 1951 for £3,800. Prior to this it was owned by Dr Lewin who ran a private consultancy practice from the property. The house still features the original bell system, that would have been used to summon servants. This property was also featured in a BBC documentary about the First World War, where Mr Goat recounted when the first air bombing took place in 1915; in which his cousin Mr Percy Goat, was sadly killed. The documentary was filmed in the back garden of the property.

Our clients were keen to use as many of the existing kitchen units as possible. Our skilled carpenters crafted additional units to match exactly in style and substance; combining old and new seamlessly to a high specification. This kitchen successfully blends contemporary styling with period architectural features.

The kitchen island is as practical as it is beautiful. Plenty of storage space has been provided with numerous cupboards, drawers and shelves. This new extension really opens the kitchen space out and lets in an abundance of daylight that floods into the new dining area.

With all the history and beautiful architecture this house already had to offer, Peniston Construction was able to help create a magnificent extension that will maintain the architectural ‘rhythm’ and symmetry of the original property for many years to come.

Bringing the past into the present, we turned Mervyn and Viv’s dreams into reality.