Socialising was key, and we worked closely with the client to produce a scheme which brought sociable cooking and eating together. Stylistically, it was important to retain some of the elegance and tradition of the area, and a classically simple cock-beaded kitchen and reclaimed flooring highlighted this, while a contemporary use of glazing brought natural light in through the roof to where it is most needed; the heart of the house.
When social events in the summer decided to spill out into the garden, or while working from the kitchen table in the summer, the bi-fold doors could be flung wide open for a feel of the outdoors. The glazed veranda enabled the bi-folds to be kept open in three seasons, preventing rain entering through while keeping the connection open with the garden.
In fondest memory of Steve Onyett.