Ascot Vale House
A contemporary take on the Edwardian house typology, this extension and renovation to a brick clad, slate roofed Edwardian house was completed in May 2017.
This has transformed the house from a dark 2 bedroom home into a restored 3 bedroom home with a complementary, contemporary extension comprising a new bathroom, powder room, laundry, kitchen, dining and living spaces.
The existing house did not take advantage of its northerly yard orientation, was quite dark and reliant on powered lighting and heating systems. The rear section of the house was also quite compartmentalised, with very little visual access to the yard.
The design challenge was how to respond to the brief on a tight site with double storey houses to the rear and side.
Our response was an extension comprising a low slung roof, supported by curved walls to maximise the sense of space with visual protection from neighbouring second storey windows. Three circular skylights allow natural light deep into the floor plate, also providing a daily play of ever changing light patterns internally.