Grade II Listed Extension

Grade II Listed Extension

14th November 2010, (0 Comments)

Brief

The project brief was to take a 2 bedroom Grade II listed cottage in Woodborough village and re-design the configuration of the ground and first floor layout to see where space could be maximized and incorporate the design of a 1.5m rear two storey extension to provide a 3 bedroom cottage with separate shower and bathroom, provide a study area and a larger kitchen area. Working closely with the conservation officer and Local Authority Planning Officer we arrived at a sympathetic design to minimize impact on the existing cottage and the surrounding environment.

What our clients say

“Concept Architecture  reconfigured  the existing layout of our grade 2 listed  home  creating  a two storey extension to the rear, adding an additional bedroom upstairs and  a separate kitchen and dining room downstairs. They listened to our requirements and through  clever capture  of space have created a much bigger home within the existing shell”.

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6 bedroom home

6 bedroom home

14th November 2010, (0 Comments)

Brief

Our client in Woodborough village had secured a plot on which they were looking to build a family home. The clients brief was for the property to have a grand entrance hall and galleried landing to create a large space to greet guests on their arrival and continue this open space on the first floor landing. The design incorporated a load bearing floor within the attic space incorporating a traditional roof to enable a future loft conversion when the funds were available.  We were called back later to design the loft conversion providing a cinema room, bathroom and an additional double bedroom creating a self contained bachelor pad.

What our clients say

“Concept Architecture arranged a survey of our new plot and after listening to our wish list of desired features, came up with various concept designs for us to consider. The entrance hall and staircase provide a real wow factor when you walk in the front door. We originally wanted a basement but were advised that utilizing the space in the roof would be a more cost effective alternative and take advantage of the open country views. The later conversion of the roof space has created a room with a view and a cinema to die for”.

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Vaulted ceiling kitchen extension

Vaulted ceiling kitchen extension

14th November 2010, (0 Comments)

Brief

Our clients owned a 4-bedroom detached property in Woodborough village. The existing kitchen/dining room was quite small compared with the rest of the house. The brief was to increase the size of the existing kitchen to provide kitchen/dining and a family room to take advantage of the open country views. In order to increase the space in the kitchen we relocated the existing utility room and boiler to capture this space for the dining area whilst providing vital width to the room to accommodate the 3m long central island in the kitchen . We then extended out the rear of the property by 4.2m with a single story pitched roof extension incorporating a vaulted ceiling whilst creating additional space to the upstairs bedroom for an en-suite shower room. By designing bi-fold doors for the side elevation views of the open countryside can be enjoyed from the kitchen and family room. The symmetry created on the gable end by the two French doors and bespoke gable windows above produce a strong architectural feature and create a light and open feel. The addition of decking framing the extension links the garden with the house providing additional space in the summer for alfresco dining with stunning views.

What our clients say?

We were advised to speak to Concept Architecture by our friends who had used them for their home extension. After an initial meeting we had some great design ideas which were presented in a way we could visualise.  The wow factor was achieved by vaulting  the ceiling in the new extension. The morning sun comes in through the gable windows creating a warm sun filled room. By the time the midday sun hits the extension, the roof protects us and the bi-fold doors can be opened right back, allowing a warm breeze into the kitchen, enabling us to sit out of the sun but still enjoy the garden. The space works well as a family room especially with two teenage children. The adaptable layout  can be tailored to create a  cosy family room or an open plan party room for entertaining. By using Concept Architecture we have transformed our home and improved the way we live.”

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