This substantial house had previously been extended to provide an integral garage and kitchen/utility room in a single storey extension. Our client required an enlarged kitchen/breakfast area with good connection to the rear garden and a new family bathroom, master bedroom and en-suite/dressing room at first floor level.
We proposed the entire removal of the original flat/pitched roof over the previous single storey extension and its replacement with a new first floor/roof arrangement. The new volume created was designed to ensure the enlarged house presented a visually coherent whole. The existing open entrance porch was extended to form an attractive verandah which further bonds the new and existing parts together. The large master bedroom features a ‘vaulted’ ceiling with rooflights.
"Looking for an Architect to design a major extension and remodeling of our 1930's Arts & Craft influenced home, we knew this was a once in a lifetime project for us so we invited a number of Architects to meet us and talk through their experience and approach. Simon immediately impressed us; he listened carefully to what we thought were our ideas and then carefully and sensitively invited us to think differently, suggesting ideas we had never considered. This was just what we needed; someone to challenge us and offer clarity of thought and a degree of subtlety that stood him out from others. The result is amazing; everyone who visits us comments on how clever the ideas are and how well the design blends the period and suits the environment. It was the small things that made the difference. We have no reservation in recommending Simon to others, we have been delighted with what he did for us".
Kevin Sparks & Sue Thorne