Locksley Rd


This substantial existing red brick Californian Bungalow was located on a reasonable size site; however it had a large front setback and little rear garden due to the site having been previously sub-divided. The internal main living spaces were all separate rooms and felt dark and dreary with lots of corridor space. The clients brief was to create a new living area and main entry to the house that would be able to be connected to the garden and incorporate a swimming pool.
A new glazed box with black steel detail was designed to be added to the front of the house as a complete contrast to the existing fabric of the home. This allowed for the available space on the site to be used and for a swimming pool to be built, which could be viewed from all areas of the new addition. The existing façade of the home incorporated the new black colour scheme, which tied the old and new together in a cohesive manner. The result was a bold and fresh home for the 21st century.