We were asked to completely renovate this 1980s property built in the heart of a very historic village. The brief was to modernise the layout and the connection with the walled garden at the rear, improve the master bedroom on the first floor and aesthetically improve the overall property to fit more sympathetically in the Conservation Area of North Curry.
Although most of the work required renovation and alteration to the existing, a new dining extension was proposed featuring a steel frame roof system with cantilever corner and corner opening Cortizo sliding doors. Our design pitch to the client was to utilise the existing external blue lias stone garden walls as the room enclosure and have floor to ceiling opening glazing with flush finishes and minimal frame. The Cortizo door system is only 20mm between doors and these are lined up with the steel box posts that sit inside the glazed envelope. When sitting at the dining table your backdrop is a beautiful wisteria rambling over a traditional stone garden wall. Other improvements to the property have seen the removal of the entire rear wall of the projecting gable, opening the kitchen up to the new dining area. The roof has been raised and new dormers installed for the master bedroom along with K-rend finish to the walls with soft external lighting.
Limestone flooring throughout with level finish to external natural paving creates a seamless look. New oak detailed porch and additional oak framing around the garage and walkthrough help keep a balance between the traditional aesthetics within the conservation area and the contemporary additions that provide a much needed link to the walled rear garden.
Date: September 2020
Location: North Curry, Somerset [Somerset West & Taunton Council]
Services: Measured Survey, Architectural Design, Building Regulation & Working Drawing Packages, Contract Administration.
Project Team: re:DSGN Ltd [Architectural Design], Julian Burrows Ltd [Chartered Structural Engineer], ACT[Building Control], Oakleaf Building Ltd [Main Contractors], Alumitech Ltd [Architectural Glazing], David Chappell Design Ltd [Bespoke Kitchen]