OM architecture & design

Wroxeter, Shropshire

Value: £120,000

The client purchased this 1960s 3 bed dormer bungalow with the intent of constructing a new extension to form an additional bedroom and new living space. Situated within the boundary of a scheduled ancient monument the house benefited from outstanding views of the welsh hills.

We proposed to relocate the kitchen into the original living room to take advantage of the aspect which enabled us to remove the existing staircase and reposition the front door and lobby into the old kitchen. Within the new site extension we inserted the new staircase and new double height living room with 3.5m high glazed windows. These design solutions provided a large entrance lobby opening up into the kitchen and lounge which creates a feeling of space and allows the spaces to flow.

In order to integrate the new extension into the existing house a number of studies were undertaken. It was soon apparent that the dormer roof dominated the various suggested elevation changes. The solution was to render the facades to match the roof. This created a series of solid shapes punctuated by the windows rather than separate roofs and walls. This external solution alongside the dramatic internal spaces creates a contemporary and individual home – which the client wanted.