The brief for this project in Heaton, Newcastle, started out with the clients' dissatisfaction with the layout, size and amount of daylight to the existing kitchen. Furthermore the kitchen was isolated from the rest of the house and a previous extension had turned into an unsightly storage room.
The solution was to open up the existing elevation to a small but powerfully top- and side-lit extension. The kitchen was extended and re-designed and the former store converted into a dining area. A new doorway into the existing music room re-connects the Ground Floor rooms and makes the house work as a whole.
Photography by Jill Tate www.jilltate.co.uk
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