The design provides a new kitchen, family room and home office at the rear of an existing house on the outskirts of Ashburton in Devon. The internal plan has been modified and opened up to maximize the connection between the front garden which has views over the rolling hills and into the rear private garden and external terrace.
The two-way fire place acts as the symbolic heart of the house and is centered between the existing building and new extension with adjacent walls removed to promote open plan living.
The low energy building utilizes a composite steel and timber framed paneling system to create a highly insulated envelope and generous windows and views into the garden. Full height retractable sliding glass doors allow for maximum connection with the landscape and external dining area. The project is used by the Planning Authority as an exemplar of high quality contemporary design in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park.
Client – Rud Sawers Cost – £80,000 Total Floor Area – 100 sqm