Inside the property, we created a new opening between the rear and front reception rooms to bring a sense of openness to the ground floor configuration. The dual aspect is accompanied by a sliding partition that allows the rooms to be transformed into cosy, more private spaces.
To retain the original footprint and maintain the garden’s ample size, we opted for a side-return expression presented in board-marked concrete. It is a bold expression of the structural changes made to the house. To add softness to the extension, we added a cantilevered planter that the owners can enjoy changing throughout the seasons to add a splash of colour.
The kitchen is a light and airy room with plenty of sunlight from the glazing above the extension. The main kitchen island is situated on a step, raised above the dining area, creating a subtle separation of space—referencing the exterior composition, cantilevered out over the step. A primary material chosen for this room is oak, bringing warmth to the cool blues, whites, and greys of the kitchen units. This palette of colour and materials was also chosen for a newly created utility space located in the former cellar of the property. This alteration was a clever configuration of space to avoid potentially expensive underpinning and basement works.