Before and after: Remodelled 1960s property in Hampshire

A dated 1960s property in Hampshire has been remodelled to bring it into the 21st century.

By Laurie Davidson | 30 June 2017

A dated 1960s property in Hampshire has been remodelled to bring it into the 21st century.

Before and after Remodelled 1960s property in Hampshire 2

Faced with selling their tired 1960s home, the owners of this large house in Alresford, Hampshire, approached specialist agency Back to Front Exterior Design to see if there was another option. Having lived there for more than 30 years, the couple were reluctant to sell to someone who would knock the building down, but they were also struggling to find someone to buy the building in its dated state. They decided to have the place modernised, both inside and out.

After discussing what the owners wanted from the project, Yolande Hesse, design director at Back to Front Exterior Design, took on the challenge and began to create a new contemporary look.

‘The house had been on the market for a while when we stepped in,’ says managing director Alexandra Hull. ‘We could see beyond what was there and knew it could be given a new lease of life. We talked at great lengths with the owners to ensure we would meet the brief. Our job is to remodel a house but also to make sure it still performs as it should.’

In fact, the only thing the owners were keen to retain was a small slanted piece of the property’s wall, which was made from a local flint that is prevalent in the area. ‘We took that request to heart and echoed the material all around the house,’ says Hull.