TRANSFORMATION OF A FAMILY HOME
To provide much needed modern ancillary accommodation to a special 19th century house in a conservation area, Annabelle Tugby Architects used a soft palette of bricks, cedar cladding and decorative steelwork using the existing construction as a reference.
The project included demolishing a tall detached garage from the rear garden to open up views from the living spaces and increase the size of the garden and light levels in the property. A new car barn was sited vertically to the house to create a courtyard feel to the front of the property. A glazed link which provides a view of exposed brick walls creates a new and practical family entrance to the house with access to a new study over the barn overlooking bee hives in the fields beyond.
CREATING NEW AREAS
The back extension to the rear of the existing kitchen has a large sitting room. Hidden doors either side of the space lead to a new ground floor WC, laundry room, dog room and plant room. Off the master suite, the stunning terraced roof of the extension provides a fantastic entertaining space for the family, with external stairs down to the garden and a hot tub.
The clay bricks were carefully selected to complement the existing house, its age and the quality of the property, alongside the aspirations of the owner. The aim of the soft pink brick was to contrast and complement the existing dark red brick, as opposed to directly matching it.
Although instinctively contemporary by style, our practice has a track record of sensitive refurbishments to period and listed buildings, being able to blend modern interior architecture or extensions to period properties.
Annabelle Tugby Architects
NEW LIVING QUALITY
Overall, the purpose of the project was to add practical spaces to reinforce the existing living spaces, but the outcome has included the addition of exciting new rooms. What was once a house with a single direction of flow is now a fully connected and visually exciting property with contemporary interiors for the family.
Project nameOak Brow, Cheshire, United Kingdom
ArchitectAnnabelle Tugby Architects
Terca Retro Tiffany Stock
Year of completion2016