This 1930s semi-detached property, had a fairly traditional compartmented layout. Our client wanted to create a simple open plan to the rear of the property housing Kitchen, Dining and Living spaces. Another requirement was the creation of a ground floor WC and shower space.
The design solution involved extending beyond the existing Kitchen, creating a clean square space for the open plan area. The Kitchen is inbound, and benefits from a bespoke plywood design. The remaining spaces are delineated by furniture, giving the space an innate flexibility. Light floods into the space from large glazed doors and two rooflights. The glazed doors reflect the 1930s stylings of the house, with simple geometric shapes in matt black. The similarly styled glass pocket door to the hallway, open or closed, gives invigorating views of the landscaped garden. The shower is between the front room and the new Kitchen being of a generous size to allow for future flexibility.
Externally, the extension is formed of matching reclaimed red bricks, with a feature inset band of grey engineering style brick. This is topped with a subtle black metal eaves detail. Beyond, the roof is covered in a sedum blanket, visually bringing the long garden into the upper floors of the house.
Brick, Extension & Green roof
Extension & Re-model
Full Architect’s Services
Client- “Working with Carve was an excellent experience from start to finish. It didn’t take that long for us to agree a design. Tim managed the planning application as well as the various planning issues, oversaw the build estimates submitted, recommended a superb builder and regularly liaised with them during the build to resolve any issues quickly and pragmatically. As well as a well-designed space inside, the outside details – bricks and roof finishing mean the extension already looks like it’s part of the original 1930s house, not a box stuck on the back. I had never done any building work on this scale before and I felt confident, from the beginning, working with Carve throughout. I’d do it again! And would have no concerns recommending them.”