A Blackrock Semi-D is reconfigured, modernised, and extended into a large South facing garden. Brick piers create a deep threshold allowing living spaces to extend to the garden beyond.
Reconfiguration and Refurbishment: 121.4m2
The existing house possessed an expansive South facing garden, but the internal spaces were largely disconnected to the garden, accessed by a single door in the Sitting Room and partially blocked by existing sheds. With a modest kitchen and non-descript room to the front, the house required much work to become a home for a young family.
The front elevation is simplified and modernised with a mono-pitch roof extending over the existing structure and onto a new covered porch. A corner window brings morning light into a new office space.
The proposed extension includes a large open plan kitchen living dining space opening out into the garden. Brick piers frame the view and continue outside to form a granite capped window seat and deep threshold which protects from glare and rain. Floor-to-ceiling sliders and a glass-to-glass corner window allow light to penetrate deep into the plan while a large rooflight over the dining area creates a soft wash of light down the wall.
These different sources of light provide a space that is well-lit and bright all year round.
At first floor a new large master bedroom overlooks the garden. Splayed walls capture as much light as possible from morning to evening.