This Grade II Listed building in rural Winchester underwent a complete renovation, including the addition of a glazed extension, in order to optimise the available space.
The home sits in a row of terraced houses, annexed to an 18th-century manor house. From the road, the terraced home appears deceptively modest, only gauging the capacity once inside.
Prior to the renovation, the property consisted of three main parts: the main house, a two-storey building in the garden and a conservatory. The homeowners wanted to replace the outdated conservatory with a contemporary and useable design.
The brief was to replace the conservatory with an open plan kitchen/living area and ultimately connect the three primary elements of the home.
The extension ensured the family were able to implement an open plan kitchen and dining style and with the addition of Mondrian external double doors the kitchen became bright and airy.
The door configuration included sidelights on either side of the door panels, this helped the minimally framed structure offer a glass facade for a modern contemporary finish. The glazing in and around the doors was solar control glass, optimising energy efficiency for modern living.
By creating a glass facade to the extension with minimally framed glass, the space appears bigger as well as brighter.
In a complete overhaul of the interior layout, the dining room moved to accommodate the open plan kitchen/diner layout. This meant the space was in an area not directly surrounded by exterior windows. IQ designed and installed a solution to this in the form of rooflights, flooding the area with uninterrupted paths of light by using a frameless structure.
It was particularly important for the family to feel connected to natural light, hence the interior doors were all either sliding or pocket doors. The use of sliding and pocket doors meant when the doors were open, the paths of light, provided by the rooflights, were uninterrupted and flowed through the home.
Richard Chivers and Paul Cashin Architects