The proposed development of this Grade II listed, mid 19th century dwelling was undertaken to improve access, mobility, visibility, light, practicality and the overall quality of living within a family home. By relocating the kitchen, we have opened up the opportunity to install a new wood burner, surrounded by a beautiful hand finished, blackened metal hearth. To the rear, a raised terrace and access ramp create a diverse and sensory relationship with the garden where zinc planters filled with lavender provide an invisible threshold to the garden, bringing the light and dynamic qualities into the house. Internal glazing and a full height pocket doors allows for extended flexibility, where spaces can be opened up and closed off throughout the day as the family come and go.