THE latest project from Sheffield architectural design specialists CODA Bespoke has won national acclaim after being featured on Channel 4 hit Grand Designs.
The CODA Bespoke team, headed by by Associate Director Abel Hinchliffe, created a £345,000 double dream home for identical twins Nik and Jon Daughtry.
Their vision was to take a 200-year-old corn mill site in the north Sheffield community of Oughtibridge and transform it into a pair of self-build properties that would retain original centuries old features at the same time as creating the perfect 21st century living space.
The internationally popular TV show, hosted by expert Kevin McCloud, showed how the challenging project included the uncovering of the original water mill, which was then included in the construction of the two properties.
Each home, hailed as the best of industrial chic, has five bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the properties perched on stilts to maximise on the rural outlook.
The 80-metre dam, which once provided power for the corn mill, was also been cleaned and restored, providing a haven for kingfishers and other wildlife.
“This was a great project to work on but one that came with a set of very specific challenges,” said Abel.
“Not only was there the site’s past, which everybody was determined had to be preserved, but there was also the fact that we had to create two family homes in what is actually quite a small space.
“We came up with a design that filled all Nik and Jon’s wishes, a brilliantly contemporary pair of properties that also pays tribute to the story of the site and, through the use of materials, to the bigger story of Sheffield’s industrial heritage”
The CODA Bespoke team design luxurious extensions, renovations and new homes for clients.
They take special care to understand what ‘home’ means to those clients and craft bespoke architectural solutions to meet and exceed those unique requirements.