Interpreting our client’s needs, this proposal seeks to sensitively alter and extend a Victorian villa in the north of Edinburgh, to reflect the lifestyle of a modern family.
A contemporary extension to the rear of the property allows for the family to entertain in a new, flexible, open plan kitchen and living area at ground floor level, with direct access to the garden via floor to ceiling glazed doors. Extending to accommodate a single room at first floor, and with some internal alterations to the existing layout, the house will boast a large master suite, including an ensuite and dressing room. The master bedroom will also benefit from direct access to a new external terrace; its frameless glass balustrade minimising visual impact.
A combination of the form and material palette of timber, zinc and expansive glazing, ensures that the extension reads as a new element of its time and does not attempt to mimic or compete with the existing building.