Grade II Victorian townhouse restored to its former glory

A period Victorian house in one of Falmouth’s most sought after areas has been lovingly restored by its owners. Originally two flats, which included a small lean to and courtyard, were converted back to one house. The original tiny kitchen in the downstairs flat was expanded into the courtyard to form a cleverly designed light filled space for the new kitchen. These classic cornish colours were chosen carefully by the owners, both of whom were artists. The painted in-frame shaker style cupboards were all custom made, complimented by hand turned walnut handles and superior wooden dovetail jointed drawers. The owners visited Steve Bristow Stonemason in Newton Abbot and hand picked their slab of  Kashmir Yellow granite and then revisited the factory to watch their worktops being cut and polished. This classic kitchen has the added bonus of some high tech pieces of equipment.

Some unique design details included the construction of the chimney breast to create a focal point for the kitchen around the new electric off peak Aga with the gas side by side oven.  A new Aga fridge freezer was located in what used to be an old coal shed and in the space left behind the fridge a neat pull out larder was built in the wall. The wooden corbels holding up the chunky shelf above the Aga were from Woodstock in Falmouth.

The owners particularly liked the idea of having a double Belfast sink so one was sourced so that the granite could flow round the contours of the  sink to make a feature in front of the Perrin and Rowe Phoenician tap and spray. An Insinkereator garbage disposal unit was fitted under one of the sinks and the  Insinkereator boiling water tap quickly became the  favourite kitchen appliance.



We really struck gold when we found Susie Hammond. She immediately understood what we wanted to achieve and delivered a superb design solution, far superior to anything we might have managed on our own. She refined the original concept and suggested clever and beautiful refinements while personally overseeing the production and installation of the units and appliances. The splendid result achieved is a credit to Susie Hammond.