We were appointed to review an existing 1960’s detached property in Harpenden and explore how we could extend and reconfigure it in a holistic manner. The existing house is not particularly attractive and the Client was keen to revamp the facade of the existing house while making sure the overall aesthetic was pleasing.
Double and Single Storey Extension
The rear extensions provide a much improved link to the garden and generous glazed openings at both ground and first floor. The timber cladding from the front facade continues to wrap around the property and forms a datum to the ground floor extensions. The internal layout at ground floor offers a generous living space, with open plan kitchen, dining and lounge.
Transforming and Upgrading a 1960's House
New brick extensions were located at ground floor, including a re-instated porch and rear living space. At first floor the house was extended to the side and rear to accommodate two additional bedrooms, an improved master suite and enlarged bathroom. The first floor is expressed in a natural timber cladding, which continues as an overclad of the existing house - giving the property a continuity.