By listening carefully to how our clients wanted to live, we developed a design that’s transformed the feel of the house. To get the contemporary open-plan kitchen/dining room they had their hearts set on, a small extension with corner-opening sliding doors made the most of the existing floor area.
With the introduction of a double height space in the entrance hallway plus new first-floor window, we’ve created a new sense of space and light, enhanced by the cantilevered zigzag staircase with curved glass balustrade. Strategically positioned windows and slimline crittal-style doors provide long views connecting the front rooms to the rear garden and enabling the inside-outside living the clients imagined.
We’ve opened up the lounge and connected it to the kitchen area by removing some arched walls that broke up the space and made furnishing a challenge, and we’ve moved the office upstairs while creating a cozy den room for watching TV.
New sustainably-sourced western red cedar cladding to the upper gable and existing dormers has transformed the façade, with painted masonry below creating a fresh, modern feel to this 1950s house.