Our clients have decided to build on the plot themselves instead of just selling the plot so that they have complete control over the design of the building, and make sure they like the building that is going to be within eyesight of their own.
The house opens up into a hallway and an open plan living area with a kitchen and dining space, and a separate snug leading off of the living area. The extra room on the ground floor could either be used as a bedroom or a study. As you go upstairs you have the master bedroom with its own dressing room and en-suite, the second bedroom across from the master bedroom also comes with an en-suite, and the third and fourth bedrooms have a shared family bathroom. The floor plans for this project are shown above.
They have asked us to provide a full turnkey solution for both projects, and we are currently at the feasibility stage.
“The new dwelling is being designed with the aim of maximising the sale value of the plot, whilst also not over developing it or having a negative impact on our Client’s existing cottage. The oak frame garden room is to have a glazed link to the cottage which has relatively low eaves. It is a simple vaulted barn like structure, which is one of the best ways of allowing an oak frame to show off its character and natural charm”, says Luke Jackson, architect on the project. “How we detail and design the interface between the two buildings is going to be crucial to the success of the scheme, and this kind of challenge is what makes a project really interesting and exciting.”
This project received planning permission for a new dwelling in the grounds of our clients’ existing home and a garden room attached to their current thatched period cottage.