Architect: Cameron Webster Architects
Builder: George Bolton Ltd
Structural Engineer: David Narro Associates (Structural Engineers)
Millbuies House was originally an early post war modernist courtyard house designed by Robert Matthew.
The refurbishment maintains the integrity of the stripped back modernist exterior, refurbishing and retaining the high quality hardwood cladding, palette of materials and pattern of windows. Existing rendered walls have been extended and new walls added which are sympathetic to the original aesthetics of the house.
The house has been substantially re-roofed to incorporate a new structure and clerestory above the original courtyard. A new roof was built at the South Elevation to allow the living room to open onto the garden with full height glazing. New penetrations for rooflights have been made through the roof to bring light into previously dark internal spaces. Internally, the building has been re-organised to create large open plan living areas and private bedrooms and studies allowing a mix of formal and informal spaces.