House Extension, Northumberland

House Extension, Northumberland

Project details

This residential extension scheme for a private residence in Northumberland, works to open up the family home to the rear, reimagining new opportunities for family living, and connection to the garden. The proposal aims to reflect forms and materiality of the existing home, whilst providing a sequence of open plan contemporary living spaces, maximising light and fluidity.

The scheme focused on reconfiguring living spaces to a more modern use, thus redeveloping the existing kitchen extension and conservatory to create a spacious modern kitchen, glazed dining space and new entrance link. Opening the existing roof void and exposing structural timbers gives height to the new kitchen, and ties through to the glazed oak frame extension. Three sets of bifold doors allow the new spaces to be opened out to the landscaped garden, creating a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor experiences.

As an Arts & Crafts style home dating back to the 1900s, conserving the character of the home was integral. Simple slate roof pitches replicate those on the main house, with the statement timber panelling gaining a modern twist as a new structural oak frame. Elements of glazing provide a clear contrast to the existing, and skylights inject light into the living areas, allowing glimpses of the historic existing home.

Private (Dumbreck)

House Extension