This grand Edwardian house in Buckinghamshire is surrounded by an extensive garden. The owners approached us to design a substantial extension, and remodel the interior while respecting and celebrating the period character of the original house.
To accommodate the needs of the family it soon became clear that several additions would be required at every level of the house. If these were entirely contemporary the original house would have become lost along with the period character valued by the clients.
To avoid this, the alterations were divided into two styles:
The first set extended and restored the house in keeping with the Edwardian character but with grander proportions and increased symmetry.
The second set added to this enlarged house via a contemporary rear extension, giving a strong relationship to the garden and an annexe to the side to provide a garage and a guest suite.
From the main entrance, the layout flows through Edwardian reception rooms into the newly added modern kitchen and dining areas, defined by a subtle change in level.
Upon entering the modern extension, large glazed openings and deep, integrated window seats result in an unmediated immersive connection to the garden.
Photography: Matt Clayton
Video: Matthew Miles