The original kitchen had limited natural daylight through two double door openings on it’s northern face, with light restricted further by a conservatory to one of the openings, this also alienated the room from the garden.
The conservatory was demolished, and the kitchen extended further north and turning west to form an L-shaped space, re-orientating it along the line of the garden. This has allowed for a much more social living area for the clients, accommodating a large island unit, a dedicated dining area and a lounge tucked around the corner. Floor-to-ceiling, frameless glass and large sliding doors maximise the natural daylight on this north facing space and introduce it to a new relationship with the garden. The house had already had new dormers introduced, so in order to minimise the aesthetic impact of this extension, the form was treated simply as an extrusion of the existing, replicating the render and tiled roof. A zinc canopy projects over a slate clad terrace on the line of the garden, folding down to complete and frame the new extension.