Our site originally contained a tired pre-cast concrete bungalow which was compromised in several ways. Located adjacent to the main road and on the banks of the Grand Union Canal achieving planning permission was always going to be a challenge. Designcubed rose to the challenge and, working closely with us, proposed a design that was perfect for our needs. Our new home not only provides a beautiful bookend to Southbank Road with beautiful views over the canal it is also bigger than the one we demolished, with extra parking, and a bigger garden to boot – quite some feat! Our Building Inspector liked it so much he remarked, ‘You have built a landmark house, you can’t change anything!’.
A little special extra feature for me, I can drink my morning coffee at the breakfast bar and look out, through the two slot windows into the carport at the classic car I have owned for more than thirty years.