Not all glazed additions have to blend seamlessly with the host building, and on occasion, building a contrasting architectural feature can have surprising results.
This unusual Grade II Listed property dating back to the 1700’s and much altered in the early 20th Century featured many modest sized rooms with small leaded windows. It was on the later extensions housing the kitchen and utility rooms, where owners wished to extend and build a completely new kitchen and dining facility.
It was important that the overall profile of the garden room harmonised with the building rather than reflect a particular architectural aspect, so that in time it could be looked back on as a key phase in the building’s organic and evolutionary development.
A solid wall running almost the full length of the new room accommodates full height
cupboards and cooking station with extraction.
This spacious room incorporates two separate island units, one with breakfast bar.
The bold features and classic/contemporary approach to this structure complements the uncluttered clean lines of the kitchen interior.
Folding doors open from the kitchen to the terrace, accentuating the indoor/outdoor way the room and garden is used.
This project illustrates how the contrasting colours between the red brick and conservatory painted in Tempest can create a bold and striking effect. The brick piers play an integral part in the disposal of rainwater.