If you have lived in the same house for a long time, it can be difficult to imagine how the layout can be adapted to suit modern living.
Albyn Architects were approached by a client who knew their house layout wasn't working for them...they just weren't sure how to go about fixing the issues.
Some bold decisions, which involved completely remodelling the entire ground floor, and some modern design improvements have delivered what feels like a 'new' house.
The house had been altered and extended over the years, which resulted in a confused layout (See below existing and proposed layouts and photo of original extenison)
The main Kitchen/Family space was confined to the darkest part of the house, with other areas of the house not being utilised. A poorly conceived previous extension detracted from the quality of the design of the original house. This flat roofed extension, which was being used as a Guest Bedroom, En-Suite and Utility, benefited from south facing natural daylight and views of the garden. The Guest Bedroom was accessed via an uninviting Dining Room, which had limited daylight and was effectively a corridor to the Guest Bedroom and WC. This was the area of the house which require the most work.
Issues with existing house