Private House Guildford

Mark Chambers
Associate Director at Lytle Associates Architects

Lytle Associates Architects Help Transform A Private Dwelling  

We were approached to develop a brief with our client to extend and modernise an existing 1950’s house. The original house has been extended several times previously but this had resulted in disproportionate rooms and quirky layouts as well as unwanted bulk heads .

By removing some of these previously constructed additions and extending the ground floor a more modern layout was achieved with the kitchen flowing into the dining area and then into the living room via sliding walls.

A new second floor was proposed adding two en-suite bedrooms with external terraces offering magnificent views from the new higher vantage point. A new stair configuration was incorporated including a lift accessing all floors future proofing the property. The first floor was amended to ensure a better layout and all bedrooms featured a balcony to make use of the south facing aspect.

Externally the existing brickwork had insulated render applied to boost the properties thermal efficiency of the property. This was complemented by burnt larch timber cladding and grey windows and the second floor featured a butterfly roof clad in standing seam Zinc with a feature zinc pattern over the front entrance.  These changes result in a dramatic change from the drab 1950’s dwelling into an attractive, contemporary home.

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