This project sought to improve the existing small, dark Kitchen attached to a large attractive house in a Conservation Area, together with adding a new family sitting and dining space.
The proposals removed a large double chimney breast at ground floor level, to open the internal space up, and connected through to a new large single storey extension providing an open-plan space. Due to the setting, in a large landscaped garden, the extension takes the form of a pavillion, accentuating the horizontal lines with prominent oversailing roofs in standing seam zinc, supported on simple black steel columns. The walls of the extension are clad in a charred larch, which gives a softened, contemporary look which sits smartly alongside the darker red brick of the original house. One corner of the extension is splayed, pulling the walls away from a cantilevered corner, and also providing the opportunity for a picture window framing the view.
The roof of the extension gives the opportunity for a roof terrace accessed from the first floor study, with stunning views across the gardens and Yorkshire Wolds.
Regional Winner in LABC Building Excellence Awards 2021- Best Residential Extension
Conservation area, Extension, Planning, Timber & Zinc
Extension & Re-model
Barmby Moor, York
Full Architect’s Services
Client- “We are loving our “new house” and are all very happy. Can’t really remember and think of how we coped beforehand, and counting ourselves very lucky.”