Suzanne Brewer, SBA, tells us all about the Mews House and the fabulous open plan living devised around her court yard house.
“Mews House was built on an old garage site, which was historically a stable mews. The long length of the L shape plan follows the footprint of the original garages and the tarmac forecourt has become a courtyard garden. As a consequence all of the ground floor rooms open onto the garden. The house is built from plank shaped Danish bricks and softened with external wooden venetian blinds and a green roof, which helps it sit comfortably within the residential conservation area. The Terano front door leads to a double height entrance hall and it was important that the front door materials complemented the adjacent teak wood kitchen doors. There were many objections when the planning application was made several years ago, but there were no objections for a complementary house on an adjacent garage site, which has been the best compliment.”Suzanne Brewer