Brief: The family purchased the turn of the century mock-Tudor cottage with an eye to extending and transforming. But the heart of the problem was the stair and the disconnected front and rear halls. The conservatory was to be replaced, a fourth master bedroom and open plan living area facing forward onto the South facing garden.
Outcome: The design removed the stair, WC and store cupboards in the centre of the house to create a light filled hall way with views to the front onto the garden. A two-storey extension was added to the house mimicking the style and hipped roof form with dormers, further dormers were added to the house's front facade with new render. On the ground floor steel beams opened up the floor plan and open plan kitchen into a glazed garden room with pyramidal roof lantern, a more modern feature that sits well with the whole house's unified appearance.