cOOKHAM DEAN, Berkshire
01 / 02 / 2016
Our design skill created a substantial modern home on this green belt site, utilising intelligent interpretation of the National and Local planning policy and a creative use of the scale of the existing buildings on the site.
The site housed a modest bungalow and several small outbuildings. Working with the local authority we developed a strategy that allowed us to demolish the existing bungalow and create a new four-bedroom home with fifty percent increase in floor area above ground, whilst maintaining the openness of the Green belt. We also integrated a substantial subterranean living space.
A narrow plan and full height windows at ground floor overlook the river Thames to the north and an enclosed kitchen garden to the south for the client, a keen Gardner and chef, all bedrooms have large balconies. The overall impression is of a much larger house due to our creative and intelligent use of space and light.