The one storey side extension allows a reconfiguration of the internal spaces to integrate the house more fully with the garden as well as providing a more useable family kitchen and service accommodation space.
The concept was to create an architecture of lightness that engages with the garden against a materiality that contrast with the solidity and mass of the introverted Victorian sandstone structure. This lightness is expressed through a single planar skin of glass that wraps seamlessly around the extensions perimeter.
Inside, a careful hierarchy of spaces enables the dining room and kitchen on the ground floor to form a single space or a series of discreet doors provide flexibility to allow the space to be used as a home work area. Above the dining table, a skylight runs the entire width of the extension ensuring the room is constantly bathed in natural light.