Large sliding doors giving a strong visual relationship with the garden
The unaltered Front Façade of an Edwardian villa gives little away. This project involved completely rethinking the circulation of the house. The existing staircase which turned its back on the garden was removed then reversed to allow a new central axis from the front door to the rear garden. By shifting the upper staircase from the rear to the front a triple height void was created giving spectacular views into the garden and down into a new copper clad, single storey extension.
This new addition containing the kitchen and informal dining area was in turn bathed in light from the rooflights and stair void above. The rear elevation was almost entirely glazed in the modern style with large sliding doors giving a strong visual relationship with the garden, bringing the outside in.