This three storey house forms part of a Victorian red brick terrace with an unusual, stepped layout organised around an open stairwell and features an unusual timber bay window to the rear of the first floor. Another unusual element is the roof of the original ground floor return which functions as a roof garden and is accessed via a door in the bay window.
The current proposal is for the demolition of the existing single storey ground floor return to allow the construction of a part single/part two storey extension in its place. The extension has been designed to provide better quality living, service and storage accommodation for this large family house.
The rationale behind the stepped sections of the extension is twofold. Firstly, they break down the overall volume thereby helping reduce the bulk of the extension whilst the part lofted ceiling to the additional kitchen/dining/living space lends this important new space a generous character along with a good quality of daylighting.
The new extension is stepped away from the bay window and the design of the extension is distinct in form and material to read clearly as a modern addition. A dark grey raised seam aluminium cladding is proposed to both the roofs and external walls of the extension along with steel framed W20 doors and windows.