A two storey residential extension is nearing completion in Ampthill, Bedfordshire with only the external works left to complete. The extension looks great within the street scene with the subservient design maintaining the strong frontage of the original semi-detached dwellings.
The owners purchased the property with a planning refusal for a two storey side extension. Nick Thorne Architectural Design negotiated with the planning department's Conservation Officer a traditional design with contemporary elements. By working pro-actively and including the planning department early on within the design process an acceptable design was achieved gaining a straight planning approval.
Brickwork was laid in a flemish bond with detailing inspired by the host dwelling. A two storey glazed link set back from the front elevation creates a discrete contemporary connection between the old and new structures.
As the extension moves further away from the street scene the design becomes more contemporary. Oversized (height) glass doors were specified to take in views of the garden and surrounding trees.
A variety of traditional and contemporary forms linking the old and new structures.