This surprisingly opulent extension transforms a traditional York 1930s semi-detached into an inspirational family home. The design demonstrates a careful and sensitive interpretation of the client’s requirements to create a bold and exciting house.
The traditional appearance from the front is retained, but at the rear a sleek extension opens out onto the garden, replacing the previously inadequate kitchen and living room with a stylish and adaptable space suitable for the needs of the client’s energetic young family. The new layout also cleverly encompasses not only a new garage and utility room but also a first floor master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
The details include a curving white wall, elegant aluminium detailing, grass roof and expansive fully glazed bi-folding doors which create a seamless transition into the garden beyond and a dramatic inside-outside entertainment and play space.
The build includes bespoke elements and sustainable technology including under floor heating. The green roof (which encourages biodiversity) is overlooked by a birch-lined, aluminium-clad box window, the view from which invites moments of quiet contemplation, as the flowers and grasses of the roof lead the eye to the Knavesmire beyond.