Relocating to leafy Darras Hall the existing bungalow on the plot proved inadequate for the needs of the client’s new family. A project to turn it into a 4-bedroom house was developed.
Working to a challenging budget, the external shape of the building was kept simple. The convoluted existing roof was completely taken off and a new storey added containing bedrooms and bathrooms whilst the Ground Floor now provides open-plan living and dining space as well as a study and guest bedroom.
Ground Floor external walls were retained whilst most of the openings were re-used or adapted. An off-white render was chosen for both, existing and newly-added external walls.
Two full-height spaces over the dining table and hallway provide an unexpected generosity to the internal layout. A bridge connects the bedrooms on the First Floor. Roof and high-level windows flood the interior with daylight.
Completion is expected at the end of 2018.