Existing House -Two storey semi -detached house in a housing estate with rear single storey annexe. Rear garden overlooked on three sides with no privacy.
Extension – Rear extension under 40 sq.m , containing master bedroom /ensuite and new remodelled kitchen /dining /living space.
Design solution was to create a single storey rear courtyard extension , which would push out into the garden and create a more private courtyard space between house and extension , which was not overlooked by adjacent properties. The courtyard layout , allowed the master bedroom & en-suite bathroom to be located in the extension , but isolated from the kitchen dining area, connected by a glazed link , which also had sliding doors providing access to the patio.
The patio could also be accessed via sliding doors from the kitchen dining area in the existing house & also the bedroom in the extension. The other advantage of the courtyard was to allow access to the existing drainage system which runs parallel with the back of the house. This is a common problem encountered with properties in housing estates, where the developer has located the drainage too close to the rear wall of the house making extension of the existing property difficult in terms of bridging drains and access to same .
A simple palette of materials was proposed , grey zinc cladding to extension walls and roof with colour matched aluclad windows & sliding doors , this gave the extension and renovated annexe a new identity which was different to the existing house.