Carter Designs were commissioned for the extension and refurbishment of an existing 1 Bedroom flat in Gleneagle Road. The existing flat is relatively small at only 33m2, by lowering the existing ground floor it is feasible to provide a single storey rear extension and new first floor level over to meet the current minimum space standards for a 2 bedroom dwelling. This difficult site needed to be assessed carefully to ensure the scale and massing were treated sensitively and paying particular attention to the facades for oultook and privacy. The bedrooms have been re-position to the lower ground floor and overlook a private courtyard which provides natural light with floor to ceiling windows, at first floor the main living accommodation benefits from large bi-folding windows that allow the floor to be opened up to create a greater sense of space and ventilation. The property is finished with a green roof to compliment the surrounding communal gardens and sit well within the street and local vernacular.
4. Void over courtyard