7 Design Ideas From a Modern Extension to an Old Vicarage

large kitchen extension to brick period house
(Image credit: Martin Gardner)

A desire for more space prompted James and Tessa Gatti to begin their hunt for a new home. After searching online, the Gattis came across a Victorian vicarage that had been converted into two homes in the 1990s. 

When James and Tessa first visited the property, they knew they’d stumbled across a gem. “We just thought, ‘wow’. It had high ceilings, large rooms and plenty of space. It was so different to the house we lived in at the time, but immediately felt like home.” 

Rebecca Foster

Rebecca began her journalism career writing for a luxury property magazine in Bangkok, before re-locating to London and becoming a features editor for a self build magazine. She is an experienced homes and interiors journalist and has written for many homes titles including Homebuilding & Renovating, Ideal Home and Period Living.

She has expertise on a wealth of topics — from oak frame homes to kitchen extensions. She has a passion for Victorian architecture; her dream is to extend an 1800s house.