After three years of living in a one-bedroom flat in Wandsworth, Anjali and Dru Patel were longing for their larger forever home, where they could start a family. So they looked further afield to Berkshire. The house had a boxy layout, with too may walls and doors, which didn’t suit the couples love of open-plan living.
The couple worked with architect Martyn Kiy to design the six-metre extension, with bi-fold doors and skylights, bringing in plenty of light. They did a lot of the work themselves, with the help of family and friends, and local builders found on Gumtree, to create a stylish, open-plan home that’s perfect for their growing family.
The owners: Anjali Patel, communications coordinator for a children’s charity, lives her with her husband Dru, a business consultant, and their baby twins, Bodhi and Krish
The property: A three-bedroom, semi-detached Victorian house
Total project cost: £85,000