To enlarge, reconfigure and update the existing 3 bedroom property without compromising its distinctive external appearance.
The original ground floor layout was cramped with separate, compact rooms connected by a dark narrow hallway. The timber framed conservatory provided valuable additional floorspace but the rood was in a poor state of repair.
Upstairs, the large master, second double and small third bedrooms are serviced by a dated bathroom with a poor layout
A two storey extension has been added to the South East elevation. Downstairs this adds a spacious entrance hall, study/5th bedroom, utility room and WC. On the first floor, the extension provides a 4th bedroom and en-suite to master.
The existing downstairs room layout has been completely reconfigured. The dining area and hallway have been opened up to the kitchen to create a kitchen-diner hear of the home. The formerly L-shaped living-dining room has been separated with striking floor-to-ceiling sliding glazed screen. This retains the sense of openness while creating a separate sitting area closed off from the open-plan spaces.
The conservatory gains a solid roof and is now open-plan to the kitchen diner, creating a large, sociable family living space
Under the cube there are withdrawable soft modules, and inside the cube there is a live tree that is illuminated from the above roof window. This is a place for solitude, meditation and relaxation. Thus, with the help of withdrawable modules, you can create different zones for conversations, board games, and the one who needs to retire can go and have a rest under the tree.
Also, we do not forget about a place for storing clothes. There is a cabinet along one of the walls.
We propose creating a multifunctional space where you can make a choice: either to retire or be together with everybody. The space, clear of all unnecessary items, will take you to another dimension and help you to get tuned to a calm repose. Lot’s of light and air.
In the center of the room there is a functional zoning volume, a white cube, dividing the entire living room into 5 zones: active pastime area, TV area, dressing area, secluded relaxation area and the central area – relaxation area, located inside the white volume.