Final Showcase with Richard Pears

Completing any build project is when the excitement reaches its crescendo. It is only then when the new spaces can be explored and enjoyed, that the true potential for the alterations to breathe new life into the home becomes fully apparent.

‘Orinoco’ has been gracefully granted a renewed vitality, with Richard’s unique design having harmoniously married contemporary aesthetics with the timeless charm of its original design and features.

The generous dining kitchen space, which was a cornerstone of the project brief from the outset, creates a distinctly new realm of modern space while remaining beautifully well-suited and perfectly attuned to the overall character of the house. It seamlessly merges with the existing home, naturally integrating the original living room to the front of the property by way of an ingenious new connection.

The clever use and placement of large areas of glazing in the project create visual and physical connections between the home, the garden, and the wider landscape. On the ground floor, this approach allows the dining kitchen to flow beautifully into the external dining space and the landscaped family garden beyond, while on the first floor the views through the treetops, over Glasgow, to the hills beyond add a further dimension to the property and the luxurious master bedroom suite.

The project at ‘Orinoco’ demonstrates how the right team and good design can transform property to add value, both in terms of creating a revitalised living experience for the owners to enjoy for many years to come and in opening up opportunities when considering the financial value added to their home.

Following the completion of the project, Partner Marc Leslie shares his thoughts: ‘The sympathetically enhanced accommodation, open plan space, and upgraded finishes have added significant value to the property; it now delivers a wonderful and highly sought-after family home that would be immediately attractive to the market.’