Location: Berkhampstead, Buckinghamshire
This single dwelling bungalow is situated on a large sloping site between railway and canal with the bottom of the garden leading directly onto the canal towpath.
The brief was to extend a small 1950’s timber frame bungalow with a shallow pitched roof. The language of the original house inspired the design of the new dwelling while the use of more robust materials give a stronger look.
The original form is extruded towards the rear garden to create a new living space & kitchen in the extension with external stepped terracing . The plan of the existing is completely rebuilt to create three bedrooms, bathroom and study with bespoke library wall with views to living space for the photographer occupier.
The palette of materials used externally include black stained larch cladding for extension gates and decking, grey render and grey painted timber windows. The zinc down pipes unite the facade and add an industrial agricultural ingredient.
photography: Siobhan Doran