A 1960s estate-type house sat on a very wide site with a fabulous garden to the rear. Garages to either side of the house were subsumed into the house, thus the challenge was to turn it all into a single coherent house, taking advantage of the site and orientation.
Extensive demolition works transformed the existing house and created a bright new family home, efficient in both layout and performance.
The front elevation is simplified to present a more timeless appearance, more sympathetic to the surrounding streetscape. New asymmetric bay windows with South-west facing glass-to-glass corners act like light boxes bouncing light around the interior.
To the rear, a dramatic new, tall elevation re-establishes a relationship with the garden and contains a large bay window to house the family dining table.
The master bedroom includes a super-tall dormer window to create a simple but dramatic interior space.