Project – House 578
Location – Winchester
Scope of Works – Renovation & Extension
Our clients have recently purchased an interesting Arts & Crafts Style Property in Winchester, which they intend to renovate and extend the property to create their family home.
A key goal of our scheme is to reinstate the front elevation as the clear formal entrance to the property, with a new, open porch on the front of the gable constructed in materials present on the existing house. The layout of the house is currently very dated and does not take full advantage of the views towards the garden and access to the external spaces, and requires alteration and re-configuration to modernise it to suit our client’s lifestyle and young family. The existing, poorly conceived single storey extension is to be demolished, with a new ground floor extension rationalising the existing floor plan and creating a modern, bright, open plan kitchen diner to the rear. Glazing will be key to enhancing the relationship with the garden and we have proposed large sliding doors that open onto a new raised patio.
At first floor our clients wish to add an additional bedroom, with en suite and to reconfigure the plan to incorporate a more suitable family bathroom. The new bedroom will become a master suite, leaving 3 children’s bedrooms and a new guest suite.
The existing property has a distinct arts and crafts style, and we have selected a palette of materials that are present on the existing dwelling but with modern detailing ensuring the scheme reads as a contemporary addition. The single storey element will be in facing brick, with a dentil course at parapet level drawing inspiration from the exposed rafter feet present on the existing house. The first floor extension is set back to reduce the visual mass of the scheme, finished in dark stained / burnt timber cladding to tie through with the woodwork of the house.