It needed to make the most of the stunning, manicured gardens and the south facing orientation whilst internally providing the clients with a functional kitchen dining area and somewhere to hang a few pieces from their artwork collection.
Works involved opening up the rear of the property internally to create the large open plan kitchen/dining area and extending out into a new contemporary garden room extension, partially set below ground to the North as the gardens rise up at the rear of the property. Externally the garden room extension was clad in striking bronze copper detailed with horizontal standing seams along the North elevation, with a mono pitch sedum roof and concealed box gutter. The windows and doors were Fineline Aluminium finished in a lead grey with minimal sight lines, complimenting the modern aesthetic of the bronze copper and reflecting the form and shape of the structure. The large high level window creates a picture frame of the manicured gardens whilst the South facing 3 panel sliding doors, open out onto the terrace creating indoor / outdoor space. The sedum roof allows the extension when viewed from above to sit comfortably within the gardens, whilst the copper creates a pleasing contrast with the traditional stone of the main house. Internally the space was treated with the same modern, minimalist approach, with shadow gap details separating the clean white walls from the soft grey polished concrete floors. The kitchen was fitted with high gloss, minimal units. The internal space was then tastefully finished off with a collection of the client’s artwork and sculptures, providing vivid contrast to the minimal aesthetic and form of the structure.