A 1960s semi-detached house in Churchtown is to be extended, reconfigured and modernised using a natural, limited material palette to provide generous open plan spaces with an abundance of natural light for a growing family. As the existing house had nothing but a single door between the modest kitchen and vast garden, reconnecting inside and outside was a priority.
A bright entrance hall leads to a large landing where expansive views over the garden & golf course beyond are unveiled as one proceeds up the double height stairwell. The generous landing doubles as an open plan study area for the whole family to use.
A new open plan kitchen - living - dining space extends out to a new patio area framed by brick planters to take full advantage of the south facing garden. The large sliders nestle between brick piers and are topped with a wide plaster overhang creating a deep threshold between inside and outside. At first floor level, splayed reveals scoop light into the interior spaces.
The entire house is externally insulated in order to achieve a high energy rating. A white plastered T-shaped structure spans across the front elevation forming a new bay window and covered porch area. A new brick plinth responds to the existing context while presenting a welcoming, modern façade.