The Headlands 1950s Property Transformation

Nestled along the picturesque coastline, this 1950s house has undergone a remarkable transformation, emerging as a modern coastal haven that celebrates its breathtaking surroundings. From dark, cramped spaces to an open-plan home flooded with natural light, let’s explore how this property has been transformed into a seamless blend of contemporary design and coastal charm.

Watch our short video case study!


Cartmel Road

The owners of 11 Cartmel Road were looking for more light and space in their home. So, we achieved this by building a large, single storey gable end extension to their property – the entire end side of which comprised solely of glass in a black painted steel frame. The extension itself was comprised of brick, a cavity wall and supporting steelwork for the roof.

The original property lacked character and cohesion, with disjointed extensions and a layout that failed to capitalise on its stunning seaside location. Our challenge was to integrate the existing structure into a cohesive, modern property that maximised the panoramic views of the North Sea.

Drawing upon our expertise in architectural design and structural engineering, we embarked on a journey of modernisation and integration. Extensive steelworks were employed to seamlessly merge the existing extensions with the main building, creating a unified aesthetic. The addition of glazed areas and a luxurious balcony with a terrace not only floods the interior with natural light but also invites residents to immerse themselves in the coastal landscape.

After 18 months of meticulous planning and construction, the transformation is nothing short of extraordinary. The once-dated property now stands as a testament to the power of thoughtful design. From every vantage point, residents can now enjoy uninterrupted views of the North Sea, creating a sense of tranquility and connection to the natural environment.

We believe in the transformative power of architecture to enrich lives and elevate experiences. With this coastal renovation, we have not only revitalised a property but also created a sanctuary where residents can embrace the beauty of coastal living every day.


Head Office

1 Millenium Court,
Ellerbeck Way,
Middlesbrough TS9 5JZ

t.  01642 280 339

Redcar Office

Unit 8, Lexington Buildings,
Longbeck Estate,
Redcar, TS11 6HR

t.  01642 280 339

York Office

Blake House
18 Blake Street

t.  01904 862 339

Newcastle Office

Clavering House Business Centre,
Clavering Place,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
Tyne & Wear, NE1 3NG

t.  0191 4862 339

About Us

A complete architectural consultancy service for residential, conservation, community and commercial projects throughout the North East and the UK.

© Pyramid Architectural Design Ltd | Terms & Conditions

Cookie Policy | Privacy Policy | Site Design