Existing detached two storey house & detached garage built in 1970’s, subsequently had been converted and extended, resulting in a poor internal layout with  circulation cross flow, inner rooms ,  lack of daylight , lack of relationship to site & context.

Client brief was for deep energy retrofit, with complete renovation to make better use of existing space with a more functional layout, and new external appearance and elimination of existing north facing flat roof.

Ian Black Architect was commissioned to undertake a Feasibility Study illustrated in the gallery.

We decided to invert the house to optimise views of sea / and adjacent golf course.

The ground floor had new front porch extension & courtesy WC added and was remodelled to contain new central hallway & stairwell, three double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a TV room, and plant room / hot press.

The garage was divided to provide space for laundry / boot room & shower room.

First floor was remodelled & extended over the existing flat roofed section to contain, Master en suite & dressing room, open plan kitchen, dining, family area & living space all with views over the adjacent golf course. A new balcony with glass balustrade provides access to garden level via a spiral stair with ‘driftwood ‘cladding.

High quality natural materials are proposed, stone, cedar timber cladding, TG aluclad windows.

PV panels are located on the south facing Garage roof. Space & water heating is  provided by air to water heat pump , indoor air quality is  maintained using mechanical ventilation with heat recovery ( MVHR ) ,combined with high  level of airtightness  & thermal insulation  the energy efficiency  of the house is elevated to comply with nZeb  standard  & current Building Regulations.