Extension and Environmental Upgrades to Existing House
Completed in 2021 the Wraparound house gets its name from the way the new spaces wrap themselves around some older historic buildings that were once a stable block and servant's quarters for the adjacent Victorian villa. The new contemporary extensions have replaced some previous 20th century additions to the house which had aged badly. The new design has taken the opportunity to create a meaningful relationship between the house and its large, sunny garden. The double-height living space faces out to the garden in two directions and gives direct access out onto a wide stepped patio. The new kitchen opens out onto the same terrace to complete the connection between inside and outside spaces.
Improvements to the front elevation have made a new inviting front entrance porch, top lit with a flat glass rooflight. New landscaped paths and parking areas complete the scene from the street.
In addition to the new extensions the project involved a top-to-toe refurbishment of the historic parts of the building, repairing decayed fabric, reversing some previous interventions and uprating the thermal characteristics of the structure with breathable insulation systems. Underfloor heating keeps the new house warm, and the design is future-proofed with smart-phone controls, PV panels and an electric-vehicle charge point.
The result is a bright, spacious and practical family home with all the technology that the 21st century can offer, and plenty of space for lively children to run off steam in the garden.
Photos: Jason Kimmings
Contractor: Hutton & Read
Quantity Surveyor: Morham & Brotchie
Structural Engineer: Robertson Eadie