1970s property transformation creates interest and opens it up to stunning views
This 1970’s house in Newbury was originally built in a quirky Spanish Style, but the interest ran out towards the rear of the house, which was bland and conventional. The homeowners wanted to extend and open up the interiors to take in fabulous countryside views.
Absolute Architecture added a contemporary extension to the rear of the house, creating a lovely open plan living area with folding glazing. At first floor level a new master bedroom was created with corner glazing and juliet balcony glazing. Painted brickwork was replaced with crisp render, with smart new glazing and some feature slate walling providing the contrast.
Location: Newbury, Berkshire
Materials: Maintenance free modern silicone render contrasts with aluminium glazing systems, complete with integrated venetian blinds. Frameless glass structural balustrades are provided to first floor door openings.
The clever aspects: This project is all about clever use of glazing to connect the house with the landscape and bring light into what was a dark and uninspiring property.
Friends on the project:
- Treadstone were the main contractors
- Thames Valley Windows provided the glazing
The newly redesigned rear of the house completely changes the homeowners use of the property and connects them with the landscape. The bland exterior is now a stunning architectural composition that works simply and effectively.
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Providing the tailored support and services to see homes all the way through their transformation, Absolute Architecture are the go-to residential architecture business for ambitious dream homes that require a little extra creativity, inspiration or planning expertise. We are a RIBA Chartered Practice based in Newbury, Berkshire. Absolute Architecture serves Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and surrounding areas.
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