House Refurbishment, Bearsden

Donald Bentley Architect

This charming Arts & Crafts period house in a Conservation Area needed sensitive upgrading to make it suitable for contemporary family living. The original property, a four bedroom / three reception room house sat within a corner double feu plot that provided opportunity for extension however this had to be designed carefully to not detract from its arts and craft architecture.

The project involved the full refurbishment of the core rooms of the original house. Where possible historic features were uncovered or re-imagined. In some areas a careful back-to-stone reinstatement was required due to areas of extensive decay caused by historic water ingress. The existing service wing was remodelled to provide a master suite, guest room and modern utility room. A new extension uses available rear garden space and is linked to the original house by a timber and glass hallway that leads through to a large open plan kitchen/family room with feature oak beams. The kitchen is Bulthaup by Cameron Interiors and has a side pantry with a secret door. All bathrooms are Porcelanosa.

Externally the house has been re-slated, stonework restored and bespoke hardwood replacement windows fitted throughout. The original hardwood gates were beyond repair and so were replicated by a craftsman and updated with full automation. Further planning consent was obtained for a standalone triple garage with accommodation over.


United Kingdom


Donald Bentley






450 sqm


  • House extensions and renovations
  • Refurbishment