13 May 2021
We’ve been awarded our first project outside of Oxford. And where is it? Cambridge! We don’t stray far from ancient university cities it seems. Despite being in another city, the site is a very familiar 1930s semi. We’ll be helping our client with a major extension project, extending on two storeys to the side and rear, while also converting the loft. The first task was to check if the existing extension can be retained to accommodate another storey, but alas the foundations aren’t suitable.
A new bike store and electric car charging point, with access to the drive and street, will be located at the front of the extension. Behind this naturally sit the utilitarian-type spaces, which will lead out on to an east-facing kitchen diner, opening onto the rear garden with access to morning and early afternoon sun. As a floor plan grows, central spaces inevitably become more enclosed and darker. The key will be to maintain access to daylight, whilst capturing views into the distance.
It’s those magical moments in the form of framed views and light filled spaces that can make a home feel truly special. Talk to us if you’d like a creative architect to help fulfil those aspirations.