A 1990s detached property in Gosforth, the Client wished to expand their family living space from a compact kitchen and dining room to a more expansive open plan living arrangement to serve their three children and the specific accessibility needs of the youngest daughter.
The house featured a small kitchen area, with limited space for family dining and with access to the garden restricted to a side door via the utility, or via the adjacent room.
The Client expressed a desire to adapt the dwelling to accommodate the specific requirements of their youngest daughter in both her existing and future needs. These included increasing the amount of living and circulation space available on the ground floor of the dwelling to facilitate the use of present and future mobility aids, including wheelchair access.
The brief included the desire to extend large window openings to the South of the property to improve daylight penetration and access to the garden.
The proposals address these above issues through the addition of a c.36 sq m single storey extension to the South East corner of the property, incorporating space for an extended kitchen and dining area, with level access to an external decked area wrapping around the South-East corner of the property.
The proposals are intended to appear as a contemporary addition to the property, with the use of dark grey render, timber cladding and aluminium framed windows offering interest and style to a very prosaic rear elevation. A large glazed corner and level external deck are intended to bring the garden into the house and offer a wheelchair accessible external area.