The challenge was to create a natural link between the house and the garden which was situated on several levels and up a steep slope.
We were asked to design a rear extension and a loft conversion for a traditional Victorian terraced house that was built into a steep hillside overlooking a valley.
The challenge was to create a natural link between the house and the garden which was situated on several levels and up a steep slope. The spectacular countryside that surrounds the property was a key focus of our design and build process.
Location: Tansley, Derbyshire
Project: Extension, Loft Conversion and Renovation
The extension was designed in such a way as to create a link between the rooms on the ground floor from the front of the house right through to the back, maximizing the available natural light and giving an easy sense of space throughout.
Opening out existing windows, adding skylights and using glass paneling between the kitchen and the extension allowed us to connect the rooms seamlessly whilst maintaining each room as a separate space and keeping the original stonework of the outside walls.
The loft conversion created a private bedroom and seating area at the top of the house. Windows were built on three sides and were designed to mirror the slope of the hillside beyond, providing stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
The full width box dormer was clad in slate grey to blend the dormer with the original slate roof, making it distinct from but complimenting the original stonework.
We were genuinely impressed with the guidance that Oakenstone provided us during this process. From their first consultation to the completed building both James and Dave and their team of workmen have been courteous and committed throughout. The design and build was undertaken with great passion and care and we are delighted with our new home.