The footprint to this lovely Victorian vicarage had not changed since the day it was built and the current owners wished to add a light filled room to sit and enjoy the views of their picturesque garden.
Their home is true to the Victorian era with a steep roofline and many gables facing in different directions. Room sizes tended to be smaller than those of today and this contributed to the owner’s dream of having an open plan style room off their kitchen linking to the outside.
The new room was to form a sitting and dining area off the kitchen and the owners wished to maintain the traditional look of their Victorian home. With our expertise in all periods of architecture and designing traditional conservatories and orangeries, the owners approached us to design the new room for them.
The Victorian era is well known architecturally for its decorative and ornamental detailing which allows for a degree of creativity when designing a conservatory.
The conservatory features decorative stop chamfer pilasters with a corbel top and plynth bottom. The glazing style mirrors that from the main house and double doors open out to the patio area. The paint colour externally is ‘Mud Pie’ and internally ‘Lighthouse’ from Vale’s Period Paint Collection.
The inset glazed roof has electrically and thermostatically controlled roof vents which allow for air movement together with the top and side hung windows.
The new room measures 6.2 metres by 4 metres and the owners arranged the interior to fit both lounging and dining furniture. The bay shaped sides of the conservatory allow for views around the owners garden which can be admired throughout the seasons. Their views also take in the river nearby and they particularly enjoy the lovely morning mists over the river.
The owners are extremely happy with their new light filled room and it has become one of their favourite rooms in the house – it is a place they are very proud of and it can be admired both externally and internally.