Life transforming extension
South West Regional Award 2019
New British Design for private client
Contract value: £348,000
Cost per m²: £2,400
‘Making Annette’s life better’ – designing an extension for a recently paralysed client – has inspired a desirable house that is gloriously about being a great place to be in, to enjoy the open countryside and connect with it. The extension is modern and open, a counterpoint to the cob and stone grade II listed farmhouse. The dialogue between them adds a positive energy, and a legibility and accessibility to the existing rooms. Details such as a ‘no bump’ threshold, a covered area by the car, a larder with sliding shelves and a smooth path to the vegetable garden and polytunnel are very important. The client says it has transformed her life.