This semidetached cottage was originally half of one medium size dwelling. The resulting bedrooms were too small and there was no bathroom at first floor level and the kitchen was a badly built single storey lean-to extension too low and not functional for modern living.
The brief included the relocation of the staircase, a new kitchen & breakfast area linked with the side garden, a downstairs WC, three good size bedrooms and a bathroom at first floor level.
We proposed a two storey side extension with a modern approach resembling the rural buildings around the village and keeping the remaining cottage with its original features. Lots of light floods the house with the insertion big windows, bi-fold doors and a roof window. This house not only has the charm of a traditional countryside property but it also functions as a family home for today’s way of life and the future.
Location: Debden, Saffron Walden Essex
Stage: Completed 2016