The oak staircase was cut and made by our joinery team in our workshop - the handrail is a solid piece of oak winding its way down to the basement. The oak staircase wraps its way around the living spaces in the form of oak panelling to create a ribbon of material to links the spaces together.
A concrete fireplace provides a focal for gatherings - with the hearth extending to form sitting spaces.
The kids playroom has a dance studio with hanging trapeze and the joinery forms an arch from which an adjustable gym bar hangs.
The staircase acts as a mediator between the basement, dining, kitchen, hallway and garden spaces.
From the outside we wanted to use the existing material palette of the house with the form of the rich red brick that forms decorative features around the original house. The original arched windows have influenced the use of arched windows in a green to face onto the garden. The strength of the extension is in its simple materiality and references to the original house.
The house was changed over an air source heat pump fed servicing from a boiler - further improving the environmental performance of the building.