The Meadows is a project designed by Vita Architecture. This Victorian property improves a 175sqm house to create a truly open plan living space. The project is located in Betchworth, a quiet village in Surrey and begun in July 2015. Built in the 1870s, the building has been cut and curved since and had ended up as an evolution of ideas through many an owner leading to an array of rooms within rooms and convoluted corridor layouts. The proposal aimed to open up the space. Photography by Jon Reid @ Arch photos
Partitions, structural walls and low ceilings were removed and replaced with exposed steelwork and internal glazing. This was complemented with travertine flooring and a white sile stone that ties the house together from it’s use across the kitchens, TV cabinet, stairs and bathrooms. The spaces were intentionally keep minimal to allow each space to breathe and bathe in natural daylight.