A traditional façade masks contemporary living.

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Dated bungalow transformed for modern living

The clients' clear and concise brief was to design a house with a traditional front facing façade, metamorphosing to a more contemporary form and feel onto the south-west facing rear garden, which had been planted before the builders started on site.

Above and below: the site before redevelopment.

A weather boarded detached garage and wood store conceals cars and general garage paraphernalia from views into the site from the road.

Instead, the prospect is of a symmetrical and ordered frontage, built of red-orange clay bricks with some glazed headers in lime mortar in an English garden wall bond. Flat-topped voussoir brick arches set off the painted timber vertical sash windows and stone sills. The whole sits under a plain clay tile roof, finished off with black cast rainwater goods.

Now as you pass the south facing patio area into the mature and colourful broken lawn and garden the house has transformed into a modern, rendered, airy and light glazed kitchen and dining area with the main bedroom above, all of which look out onto open countryside beyond and connect seamlessly with the outdoor private spaces.