The clients, prominent figures in the real estate industry, purchased the single storey block fronted Victorian cottage. Their brief included refurbishing the front two rooms whilst adding a living zone, master bedroom and study whilst maximizing the rear garden. Off street parking was available from the rear lane with a design that was complementary to the existing character of the cottage.
Working within strict Heritage overlay guidelines, analysis of adjoining property footprints allowed a two-storey extension which housed the living zone at ground floor level maximizing the full width of the site with the first-floor parents retreat containing a Master Bedroom, Bathroom and a Study.
A balcony off the Master Bedroom allows the first floor to be set back from the front of the property to meet planning restrictions, creating a break between the old home and new extension whilst the first floor side setback allows a glazed linear skylight to provide natural light to the living zone below. An internal courtyard at ground floor level allows additional light to penetrate the living zones.
A double garage was built at the rear affording valuable off-street parking, framing a landscaped rear garden for the clients.