Overlooking the city, a semi-detached house is reconfigured and extended to create a welcoming family home. Open plan spaces are filled with light and provide views through the whole house and over the wide rear garden.
Residential Extension: 59.4m2, Refurbishment: 123.6m2
A semi-detached house built in the 1980s sits on a wedge shaped site opening to a wide rear garden. The house includes a shallow extension to the rear and a converted garage. Despite the south-east orientation, the internal spaces were dark and disconnected from each other and the large garden.
A new axial plan is proposed to create large bright spaces while retaining the existing staircase and front rom. This axis provides views through the entire house creating a strong connection with the garden and allowing sunlight to penetrate deep into the spaces.
A new partially covered entrance court will provide a clear, welcoming entrance. At the rear, the living room pushes out slightly into the garden to catch the last of the evening sun, creating large light-filled spaces from dawn to dusk.