Brook Street

Broughty Ferry, Dundee - ongoing

This two storey extension in a conservation area is designed to enhance the whole property. Opening up the hall to the extension so the garden is visible as soon as you enter the property. Project Summary

Sited in the newly enlarged Broughty Ferry Conservation Area, the Client's victorian house was feeling detached from it's large garden. Initially looking to replace their cramped lean-to extension with a garden room, after a thorough examination of the property it became evident there were lots of opportunities to invigorate the whole house.

On the ground floor, a garden room was added which is light, airy and easily opened to the outside. Upstairs, by shifting the bathroom wall slightly, we managed to create access to a new bedroom above the garden room.

The real magic comes not from this added floor space, but how it lifts the whole property. Opening up a link from the central hallway to the new garden room, and the careful position of windows to the extension reveals the green garden from the moment you walk into the house. The plan of the extension channels views from the hallway and the kitchen to the garden outside. Upstairs the new bedroom's access-way from the central hallway gives more space and light to the stairway, flooding the centre of the house with more light.

All the services, utilities and WCs are clustered under the stairs, allowing all sides to be opened up to the inside of the house. This brings views, light and movement throughout the house, intergrating the extension into the heart of the home.