The client requested that Design at Source convert this early 1970’s two, double bedroom and two, single bedroom house, into a five double bedroom property, complete with an open plan kitchen/diner, utility room, formal dining room, lounge, study and summer room.
The property’s existing architecture prioritised its uncompromising 1970’s style, rather than the magnificent potential the building had to offer. Not realising the grand view the front elevation offered, just one stair landing, picture window was located along this façade.
The team set about extending the building, both to the front and the rear, creating a squarer footprint, that allowed a seamless flow within the house.
Large windows to both the main elevations, at ground and first floors, offered great views of both the front and rear gardens, maximising the buildings elevated location. By wrapping a rendered band around the windows and adding a textured slate between ground and first floor windows, the ground and first floors became visually connected. By setting these elements symmetrically, about the stair core, a striking architectural style was developed, drawing the viewers eyes up the building’s façade.
Internally, the open plan kitchen and hallway formed the hub of the ground floor, with the lounge, study and formal dining area located around these cores. Similarly, five double bedrooms fed off the double height stair core. A master bedroom was created, with En-suite bathroom and separate changing area. Two further double bedrooms incorporated En-suite bathrooms, with the remaining two double bedrooms utilising a family bathroom.
External folding-doors off the summer room, formal dining room and lounge allowed seamless access to the newly landscaped garden beyond.