A 1930s 2 storey house is to be extended and redesigned to provide 2 external courtyards and create a fully accessible home for life.
Reconfiguration and Refurbishment: 122.4m2
The challenge was to convert this 1930s two-storey house with a small kitchen, external WC and North facing rear garden into a fully accessible home that can be enjoyed by all.
To the rear, the existing flat roof kitchen extrusion is to be replaced with a new large open plan kitchen living dining space.
The existing covered side passage and shed prevented evening light reaching the rear garden and resulted in dark internal spaces. These are to be demolished and replaced with a single storey extension to the rear of the site.
The Master Bedroom, accessible bathroom and master wardrobe are located on the corner of the site. This will result in two private courtyards with large areas of glazing opening from the living spaces and bedroom.
The new sloping zinc clad roof will allow low evening light to skim over the roof into the courtyard. This will create bright, warm internal spaces and suntrap courtyards.
A hall leading to the Master Suite is partially obscured with a perforated brick feature wall providing privacy without compromising on the flow of the open plan spaces.