Our clients brief was to enlarge their existing traditional dwelling to maximise family living space. It was important to maintain the traditional charm of the existing house.
A simple linear extension to the rear of the house provided a new ground floor family bathroom, an entrance lobby, and an open plan family kitchen/living/dining space, providing access and westerly views across the private residential garden grounds.
Careful consideration was given to how the extension form should look and sit on the site in context with the existing building. The design, whilst evoking a modest contemporary feel, has elements imbedded in the scheme that provide a relation back to older agricultural buildings such as local barns and farmhouses still existing within the local area.
The extension has a Terracotta Corrugate Steel roof and clad in horizontal and Vertical Siberian Larch Cladding which has been vacuum coated to accelerate the natural silvering process. These materials contrast well with the existing original stone house. The combination of materials gives the house a contrasting and contemporary kerb appeal yet maintain a close relation to the familiar rural buildings seen in the north east of Scotland.