Bracebridge, Sutton Coldfield

Client: Private

Project Cost: £2M

Architect: Etc Architects

Download project brochure

Luxury extension to a Grade II home

This residence was built in 1902 and designed by architect Edward Hayward-Farmer as his home. The house had fallen into disrepair and had been empty for several years until our clients bought it and commissioned repairs to the main house, with a large basement forming part of a rear extension.

For the internal repairs RISE worked with the architects and the conservation officer to remove some load bearing walls, adding new loft conversions and enlarging several masonry arches to existing fireplaces in sympathy with the historic building.

For the extension at the rear we agreed with the client early on in the design stage that the structure will consist of a steel frame hidden within the external walls, allowing the internal layout to change after our design. Natural light will be provided with full height glazing retracting into the walls, opening the entire corner of the building by cantilevering.

For the large basement no columns were allowed even though the structure will be required to support the new extension and the rear part of the building.

Hidden from the outside world, this basement is accessed via a secret staircase from the historic wine cellar, creating upstairs downstairs areas.

Drainage to the site has been designed with the future addition of a swimming pool in mind.

Back to projects

Bracebridge, Sutton Coldfield

Client: Private

Project Cost: £2M

Architect: Etc Architects

Download project brochure