additions and alterations
The client already had a beautiful home within a conservation area. The property had many original features that they loved. The new additions to the house were to modern but have a sympathetic relationship to the existing home. Indoors they hoped to improve the connection of the kitchen to the family/dining room and the outdoor area. They also wanted to move the attic style main bedroom downstairs and create a space with 3 smaller bedrooms and a childrens retreat in its place.
Outside they wanted a pool, cabana, renew/improve the tennis court and create a landscape that pulled all these things together.
There were a lot of things to consider during the design process.
The property was in a Conservation Area this came with it's own issues. The house was to maintain a single storey appearance when viewed from the street and original features were to be retained.
The rear of the house was opened up to be a generous entertaining area. A bank of skylights were added over the south facing kitchen area to increase natural light. The rear patio provides a transition between the house and the rear of the property.
The pool/cabana level is an intermediate level between the house and tennis court levels. Together with the recontouring of the rear garden, the differing levels now blend together to become part of a journey.
The children's bedrooms and retreat addition appears to hide behind the existing ridge of the house and projects outwards to the rear of the property.