When our clients bought this small semi-detached cottage in a sought-after village on the outskirts of Oxford it was in very poor condition, requiring total modernisation. It was also too small for their growing family - they were keen to explore how it might be extended and reconfigured to meet their needs whilst retaining its essential character.
By removing an unsatisfactory extension, demolishing a dilapidated outbuilding, constructing a modest ground floor addition and reconfiguring the enlarged interior, the new layout will accommodate not only an independent living room and a very large open plan kitchen/dining /family room, but also a utility/boot room and a ground floor cloakroom. At first floor a new bedroom with ensuite shower room will be added while further bedrooms and a family bathroom will be refurbished.
Introducing a catslide roof to side of the property has made it possible to raise the ground floor ceiling locally, incorporating rooflights and creating interest within. To the rear, a flat roofed extension will incorporate a low profile rooflight and large sliding glass doors will open out on to a paved terrace overlooking the garden.