The property is located in Green Belt land and Ayot Green Conservation Area and the original 1950s house has been significantly altered and extended to maximise its development potential within Permitted Development Rights to create a large family home.
The original attached front garage has been converted to create a day room, with a picture window in the short south-west wall to optimise the view across the drive to the green. A single storey extension has been added across the rear of the house to create a family kitchen/dining/living area with corner folding doors to afford the view of and connection with the back garden.
Rear extension completed and existing first floor awaiting stained timber board cladding to be fixed.
Planning Permission has been granted for two single-storey rear extensions to a 1950s detached house in Blackmore End, near Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire. The extensions expand the dining and living areas into the garden and have been designed as two simple cedar clad volumes arranged on either side of the original principal rear two storey gable elevation and a small external court with a pond.
Brickwork completed and scaffolding struck!
Our friend and photographer, Tom Cronin (firstname.lastname@example.org), has just completed documenting our 3 latest projects. He has taken some beautiful photographs of Claire & Robert’s home and Charlie, Mark & Orlando’s home, both in Barnsbury, and Rachel & Paul’s home in Hitchin.
Inspired by the built in bay window seats of Arts & Crafts houses designed by architect, Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, the seat was added to the existing redundant, awkward bay window landing between the upper ground and first floors to create a place to pause, sit, read, and enjoy the sun and views of the triple height space.
The house is located in Elmdon in Essex, and was originally a pair of early Victorian semi-detached, two-storey cottages, which have historically been converted into one, and extended in the early 1980s on either side of a rear terraced patio. The works include internal alterations to create a hall/study, kitchen, dining, living/play, and utility room on the ground floor, a family bathroom on the first floor, and external alterations to re-landscape the patio and steps.
The works include alterations and extensions to a 1950s detached house in the Ayot Green Conservation Area near Welwyn in Hertfordshire to create a family home.
The work to the ground floor includes the creation of a formal entrance hall, living room, library/music room, and dining room. The original rooms of the house have been restored, but with a contemporary twist, including patterned geometric vitrified ceramic floor tiling in the hall developed from an original Victorian design. Other works include dark oiled oak flooring on the rest of the floor, painted moulded timber doors and sash windows, bespoke built in cupboards, shelves, and desk in the living room and library as contemporary re-interpretations of domestic joinery of the period.
Inspired by a mirror below a window to a courtyard in the basement of the Sir John Soane’s Museum, the polished stainless steel mirror below the glazed box in the basement kitchen/dining area can be either pushed in against the wall to provide a virtual window in an otherwise blank elevation, or pulled out to reflect natural light and project surreal views of the rear elevation of the house and sky into the space.