Virginia Water


Our client approached us wishing to extend their 1930s five-bedroom detached house within the Wentworth Estate, subject to stringent Green Belt regulations and compliant with the Wentworth Estate Act 1964 and planning authority guidelines. They sought to extend and reconfigure the southern end of the property, to create a spacious open-plan kitchen/breakfast/snug area and enhance their bedrooms on the first floor with an en-suite and dressing room. The objective was to optimise natural light, enhance spatial quality, and integrate the rear of the property with the outdoors while preserving its 1930s architectural style and design.


Our design strategy involved replacing the existing single-storey extension with a large single-storey side and rear extension. The addition encompassed a generously proportioned open-plan kitchen and garden room, a separate utility room, WC, and pantry all benefiting from direct access to the landscaped garden and outdoor dining area.

A pitched roof featuring strategically positioned skylights serves as a striking focal point (in keeping with it’s 1930’s style), and expansive glazed doors adding a contemporary elegance to the overall design, emphasising tranquillity and harmony. Neutral colour tones were used to enhance the sense of light and space, complemented by earthy hues and wooden elements that seamlessly merged indoor spaces with the surrounding natural environment—an approach in line with the top trends of 2024.

In response to the client’s desire for additional amenities, we proposed building an extension above the lounge area on the north side of the first floor. This extension integrated en-suite bathrooms and a dressing room, enhancing both functionality and luxury. Sustainable elements such as solar panels and high levels of insulation were also integrated into the design.

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