The owners of this property in Queen’s Park asked us to add a house extension to enlarge the existing open space kitchen.
The brief called for a big dining area off the kitchen for family weekend meals and parties. They also asked us for lots of natural lights and openings to look on to their beautiful garden they personally design and care for, but they specified they absolutely did not want a “glass box”.
The materials of the new house extension mimics the ones of the original house, with reclaimed brick walls and timber French doors, while the design is a very simple pitched gable, in perfect axis with the very graceful and symmetric rear elevation of the house.
Brick details frame the pitched roof wall and a round window adds a touch of quirk and an eye to the sky.
Inside the walls are painted a light terracotta shade to reflect the clients’ love of colour.
Glass hand made pendants by Album hung at random lengths and add interest, creating an intimate light over the big dining table that fulfils the client’s brief “no unflattering down-lighters above my head when I am entertaining!”.