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The garage, named St John’s Rye, was built in the 1950s to house two ambulances. The architects remodeled the original structure and added on a two-story addition to complete a four-bedroom home perfect for big families and entertaining. Existing red brick is highlighted throughout the structure, as well as locally made clay peg tiles.

Grey oak panels make up the flooring and walls of the staircase and bedrooms. Matching kitchen cabinetry is accompanied by small homages to the building’s original function, including a sleek stainless steel island. Painted white walls reflect light and do not steal away from the stunning wooden features, including the reclaimed beech wood dining table.

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The ground floor is centered around a concrete plinth, where a double-sided wood burning stove can be found. A dividing wall was removed to open up the kitchen, living room, and dining area. The two-story expansion holds a ground floor study and hallway, as well as a bedroom and bathroom, creating a spacious final touch on the remodeled home.

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Images via Vojteck Ketz