A 1930s Tudor-fronted house is to be significantly extended to provide universal access throughout with the principal living accomodation at ground floor level. The main living spaces are organised around two courtyards, one of which makes the most of the Southerly orientation to the front of the house.
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.
An existing extension to the rear, covered side passage and sheds prevented evening light reaching the rear of the site and resulted in dark internal spaces. These are to be demolished and replaced with a single storey extension to the rear of the site which has been arranged to catch as much light as possible.
The Master Bedroom, accessible bathroom and master wardrobe are located at the rear corner, with the residual outdoor space creating 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 cheerful suntraps inside and out.