Before and After: This Small Extension Makes a Huge Impact

 a small extension to a traditional home
(Image credit: David Barbour)

Katy West and Nick Evans were attracted to the period charm of the property that is now their home, a Victorian ground floor villa conversion in Glasgow’s South Side. “We like the way that although the main part of the house is a traditional Pollokshields villa, the back ‘outhouse’ section has the character of a rural cottage,” begins Katy.  

However when the couple purchased the property in 2015, it was in need of some real TLC. “The house had been converted in 1951. We have beautiful technical drawings to show the changes made then, from the original house,” says Katy. 

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Caroline Ednie is an experienced homes journalist and editor based in Glasgow. Caroline has written for The Guardian, Scottish Homes & Interiors, Dwell, House Beautiful, Real Homes and other self build titles, to name but a few, and has interviewed hundreds of architects, self builders and home renovators during her career. She is also a former web editor of Architecture and Design Scotland.