HOUSE NEAR FROME
The client's brief included a rear extension across the entire width of their house near Frome, Somserset. On the ground floor, a new kitchen, utility room , breakfast room and family room are formed. A new staircase wraps around an inglenook fireplace to provide private access to the master bedroom suite above. Other first floor rooms include a guest suite and new family bathroom. All the new rooms have a more positive relationship to the rear garden and take advantage of the splendid views over the garden and countryside beyond.
The architecture is grounded in the early twentieth century origins of the original house, together with the client's interest in the Arts and Crafts period, but its metal detailing makes the building feel thoroughly contemporary. The bay window, balcony balustrade, windows and doors are all formed in grey powder-coated aluminium.
In addition, an annexe - for use as a home office - will be constructed in the garden. Attached to this, a timber framed covered area will act as an outdoor dining space.