old school mews
Our clients house was converted from a former Victorian schoolhouse and is locally listed. The small cellular kitchen was remote from the living areas which themselves were disconnected from the attractive private and communal gardens.
We relocated the kitchen to the garden end of the dwelling where a ‘letterbox’ window throws light directly onto work surfaces. A continuous angled wall of cupboards and units leads from the entrance door, through the entrance hall to the kitchen and garden room beyond. The garden room extension is illuminated by rooflights and provides views and physical connection to the garden via a new verandah. A new utility room provides a route into the house for muddy dogs, whilst a discrete stable door arrangement keeps them out of the kitchen area. When viewed from the first floor master bedroom the sedum roof provides a direct visual connection to the green of the communal gardens beyond.