Room Tour: A Spacious Extension With an Outdoor Connection
By reconfiguring and extending, a family have gained an airy, sociable space that links seamlessly to the garden
The owners of this 1970s house were faced with exactly that conundrum, but decided to renovate rather than move house. They searched the professionals directory on Houzz, where they found Keith Jewell of architecture firm Bastion, who devised a plan to extend the property and reconfigure the existing floor plan.
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Who lives here? A couple with two small children
Property A three-bedroom detached 1970s house
Room dimensions Side addition, 2.5m x 12m (including converting the former garage); rear extension, 4m x 4m; terrace beneath pergola, 5.5m x 4.5m
Designer Keith Jewell of Bastion
“The original layout of the house was strange,” Keith Jewell says. “There was a narrow kitchen-diner at the front and a living room at the back, so the family were spending a lot of their time at the front. They wanted to create a large open space where they could all be together.”
The garage was then turned into extra rooms to unlock a more functional layout for the family.
Bifold doors, Cortizo (supplied and fitted by Prime Glass via Wishbone). Landscape Parquet flooring in Fern, Victoria Design Flooring (supplied and fitted by Collins Carpets).
The team provided a similar design concept for the rest of the interior. “We gave them some interior visuals and they followed those and specified their own things,” Keith says. “We also do more specific interior design, where we specify products for the clients.”
Kitchen, Utopia Kitchens. Pendant light, Dunelm. Walls painted in Polished Pebble, Dulux.
Exposed timber beams in the ceiling were designed to match the wooden pergola that covers the terrace. “The idea was to create a seamless continuity between the living area and the pergola,” Keith says.
“The way it lifts up and away also allows you to see more of it,” Keith says.
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