The existing house has been reconfigured to provide a contemporary living layout. The extension holds within it a new kitchen and snug area. Lit predominantly by skylights and with a fully glazed Western façade, that links the new extension to the outside, the extension will be light filled and spacious. The former external cellar areas have been converted into ancillary spaces off the new extension.
Externally the extension looks simply like a glazed, lightweight link between the house and new stone wall proposed to the boundary. This will allow the extension to contrast visually with the existing listed house.
A new garden room has been formed to the North-Western part of the garden which boasts stunning views over the city of Edinburgh. Orientated in line with the Royal Mile and Princes Street, the largely glazed North façade will look out to Edinburgh Castle all the way to the Forth bridges. Whilst looking out over the notoriously chilly city, the garden room is warmed by a stove located on a feature wall which contains a bench area, with storage underneath. A strip skylight will allow some Southern light to protrude into the space. With a shower room incorporated into the garden room, the space becomes flexible as simply a room to enjoy views, contemplate in front of the fire or allow guests to stay and enjoy the beautiful location.
Reached by a staggered pathway through a series of landscaped garden areas, the garden room takes on a sculptural garden pavilion-like look. With the roof line kept low using a flat roof and simple detailing the garden room sits in nicely to the end of the garden. Existing woodland and vegetation areas provide the garden room with screening and privacy.