Stepping into this 1930's Arts and Crafts style house was like stepping back in time - all of its idiosyncratic details were completely untouched, from the mosaic tiles, to the small stoves in every room, to the embossed floral wallpaper. It had a strong feeling that our renovation and extension sought to capture. The old lean-to sheds became a model for our additions to the garden - a kitchen, a bar, a canopy - all structured in painted steel with "T" shaped props. While the Arts and Crafts was reinforced in places, there is no stylistic purity, just complementary atmospheres. Old details resonate with new. In close collaboration with our careful client, everything is considered from the texture of plaster, to the feel of a handle, to the indented imperfections of a parquet floor.