Amazing transformation of old doctors surgery into modern coastal dream home will blow you away

Finding parcels of vacant land within sought-after suburbs in popular seaside locations to develop into your dream home can be a challenge, so perhaps the way to go is to find a former commercial or commercial complex and if planning permits. , then change it to your new residence.

That’s exactly what happened at the corner of two residential streets in the sunny seaside town of Porthacoal. The former doctors’ surgery site, which includes two Victorian villas in the front and an annexe in the back, went up for auction in June 2020 with Paul Fosch. After an online bidding war between two very curious, anonymous participants, one secured the entire site. With only 13 seconds to go before the auction ends for £440,5000.

The main surgical building was arranged over three floors and was previously two large semi-detached Victorian houses, arranged over two floors, with an additional detached building at the rear.

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Two Victorian villas that formed the main building for doctors’ surgery
(Image: Paul Fosh Auctions / Corey Taylor Photography)
Three Bed Contemporary Home Built On A Plot Of Scrubland On A Residential Street In Porthcawl For Sale With Prestons, Porthcawl For Sale For Over £495K
The doctors’ surgery site was replaced before the annexe in the car park
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According to Bridgend County Council’s planning hub there was a planning application in 2020 for ‘parking for residential units from doctors’ surgeries and annexes (use class D1) (use class C3)’.

The proposal was to convert the annexe in the car park into a dwelling through an extensive renovation project and convert the use of the two semi-detached properties back into homes, as in the 1950s both substantial houses became a surgery site. happened before. Number 45 was sold for £295,000 in March 2021, according to property portal Rightmove.

But what happened to the pre-surgery annexe, which was used as a mother-and-child unit, is quite remarkable, with a reception area, two examination rooms, toilets, staff rooms and more than two office spaces. Coming from a commercial building of 968 sq ft. On this residential street near the sea is a three bedroom contemporary dream home.

Three Bed Contemporary Home Built On A Plot Of Scrubland On A Residential Street In Porthcawl For Sale With Prestons, Porthcawl For Sale For Over £495K
The site looks like a standard building before it went up for auction
(Image: Paul Fosh Auctions / Corey Taylor Photography)
Three Bed Contemporary Home Built On A Plot Of Scrubland On A Residential Street In Porthcawl For Sale With Prestons, Porthcawl For Sale For Over £495K
The surgery annexe of former doctors is now completely unrecognizable
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The owner has clearly worked hard with the architects to create a residence filled with additional features and interior design to ensure that it maximizes its potential. Arriving at the new home, the beautiful and tactile stone-walled entrance hall and wooden and wrought iron-covered veranda pay attention to the clear details from the start.

Three Bed Contemporary Home Built On A Plot Of Scrubland On A Residential Street In Porthcawl For Sale With Prestons, Porthcawl For Sale For Over £495K
There’s not much to see in the mom and baby unit here
(Image: Paul Fosh Auctions / Corey Taylor Photography)
Three Bed Contemporary Home Built On A Plot Of Scrubland On A Residential Street In Porthcawl For Sale With Prestons, Porthcawl For Sale For Over £495K
From Standard Wall to Magnificent Wall of Glass
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The coach house-style shape of the building is embraced and enhanced by the addition of a first floor Juliet balcony and black cladding that adds an extra layer of contemporary style.

Inside, the doctors’ former waiting room is now the kind of place you’ll want to sit for hours – an open-plan space that adds not only charming contemporary touches such as bespoke wood and glass floating stairs but also character such as a stone fireplace with log burner. .

Three Bed Contemporary Home Built On A Plot Of Scrubland On A Residential Street In Porthcawl For Sale With Prestons, Porthcawl For Sale For Over £495K
The ground floor had reception rooms and waiting rooms as well as two examination rooms and storage cupboards and toilets.
(Image: Paul Fosh Auctions / Corey Taylor Photography)
Three Bed Contemporary Home Built On A Plot Of Scrubland On A Residential Street In Porthcawl For Sale With Prestons, Porthcawl For Sale For Over £495K
The bespoke central staircase and stone fireplace are both attractive additional features
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The front door leads through a cupboard and then you turn into space and of course if you’ve ever attended this annex of doctors in the surgery car park you’re going to gasp – the transformation is truly incredible. There are no sterile spaces in this wonderful conversion, but a mix of modern elegance and period features that ensure each space has a unique personality and something to intrigue and please the eye.

The glossy floor is topped with a matte contemporary gray kitchen with reflective work surfaces and the addition of an island unit with stylish light fittings and extended worktops above to create a breakfast bar below.

On the other side of the statement stair is the lounge area and of course, the central feature here is the charming stone fireplace, again creating a contrast between period features within a modern setting.

Three Bed Contemporary Home Built On A Plot Of Scrubland On A Residential Street In Porthcawl For Sale With Prestons, Porthcawl For Sale For Over £495K
Contemporary gray kitchen that once housed the reception and waiting rooms
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Almost the entire length of this room is a wall of glass, creating a visually and physically seamless flow between indoors and outdoors. The surgery car park is now somewhere to park yourself in the sun, with concrete replaced with stylish contemporary slate that contrasts with the beautiful, original and tactile stone garden wall.

The installation of a high wooden fence separating this new home from its Victorian neighbors, which used to be the chief doctors’ surgery, has created a pocket of privacy and peace that will be hard to leave but the sea will be calling you regularly Coastal strolls along the promenade, and fortunately the beach is only a few streets away.

Three Bed Contemporary Home Built On A Plot Of Scrubland On A Residential Street In Porthcawl For Sale With Prestons, Porthcawl For Sale For Over £495K
surgery car park before property auction
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Three Bed Contemporary Home Built On A Plot Of Scrubland On A Residential Street In Porthcawl For Sale With Prestons, Porthcawl For Sale For Over £495K
Car park out, private and stylish courtyard garden
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The outdoor access to the garden is through a door in the stone wall at the entrance of the house, so you don’t need to go through the driveway and car parking spaces from the inside of the house to the back courtyard garden. ,

At the far end of the ground floor dwelling is the third bedroom which has its own enclosure and if the two delightful bedrooms above are enough then this room with direct access to the courtyard can make your work colleagues a home office to envy every time you come across . On Zoom Call or Google Hangouts.

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Upstairs the mix of period and modern continues with a display of one of the building’s original features, supporting the view that it was certainly once a coach house – a beautiful jigsaw of exposed beams and roof rafters that They have been painted black to give them optimum prominence. Against the fresh white decor.

The decision to expose some stone walls within both bedrooms is a good one, adding even more character to the home and a visual treat you might not be expecting.

Three Bed Contemporary Home Built On A Plot Of Scrubland On A Residential Street In Porthcawl For Sale With Prestons, Porthcawl For Sale For Over £495K
Upstairs there was a staff room and office space
(Image: Paul Fosh Auctions / Corey Taylor Photography)
Three Bed Contemporary Home Built On A Plot Of Scrubland On A Residential Street In Porthcawl For Sale With Prestons, Porthcawl For Sale For Over £495K
Now a master bedroom with attached and single door Juliet balcony
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The master bedroom has an ensuite that is part of the bedroom itself, in addition to a partial wall, to ensure that the sleeping next to it becomes not a self-contained, dark box in the middle of the floorplan but a light and stylish one. Benefiting from light through the living room, single-door Juliet balcony.

This lovely addition to the building adds extra light and sea breezes from the coast and a reading nook can be the perfect spot for a chair.

Three Bed Contemporary Home Built On A Plot Of Scrubland On A Residential Street In Porthcawl For Sale With Prestons, Porthcawl For Sale For Over £495K
staff room kitchen
(Image: Paul Fosh Auctions / Corey Taylor Photography)
Three Bed Contemporary Home Built On A Plot Of Scrubland On A Residential Street In Porthcawl For Sale With Prestons, Porthcawl For Sale For Over £495K
The second bedroom with exposed beams and stone wall and the extra triangular window make this a space full of old and new character
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The second double bedroom on the other side of the stairs and landing also has exposed beams and a stone wall, and can add clever windows to it. Look in the top end wall to find a triangular window facing up into the ceiling space. In this high position the window might welcome light to join you in bed with, but no naughty people as you look up and either stare or see the morning clouds running across the sky.

There is another clever design element worth noting in these two bedrooms as well. The space between the delightful exposed design of the roof rafters is left blank, so light flows directly from one end of the building to the other in this upper part of the space.

Three Bed Contemporary Home Built On A Plot Of Scrubland On A Residential Street In Porthcawl For Sale With Prestons, Porthcawl For Sale For Over £495K
The clever design features spaces between the open beam designs, so light can flow between the spaces on the first floor
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The estate agent says the property benefits from a new heating system, pipework and drainage and electrics, as well as a new fire extinguishing system. There are new installations in all areas of the property; From kitchen to bathroom products, from fire to windows and doors, with a 25 year warranty.

The modern home that the estate agent calls a ‘unique cottage style property’ is on the market with the Prestons of Porthcaval for offers of over £495,000, call them on 01656 783307 to learn more. And don’t miss the best dream homes, renovation stories and interiors in Meczyki, join the Amazing Welsh Homes newsletter sent twice a week to your inbox.

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