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74 Ashley Drive

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Client

Private Client

Location

Manchester

Budget

100k

Collaborators

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Suburban Black Timber Box

Who says that modern design doesn't fit in the suburbs? Certainly not us! Our client wanted to add a sleek modern extension to their traditional suburban 60's semi in Bramhall and we were only too happy to oblige. Belying it's dark exterior our design for the interior spaces is bright and expansive with high ceilings featuring living walls and exposed brickwork that embraces the Japanese inspired rear garden. Crittall style glazing and a skylight spanning the width of the house maximise the light and creates a welcoming and warm space that leans into the honestly expressed materials. Visible beams and other structural elements further highlight the new against the existing while in the kitchen dark colours, modern cabinetry, wooden counters and polished concrete flooring with lots of countertop space elevate the internal spaces to a high standard.

The project comprises a conservatory demolition and new large rear and a side extension to the existing house to make it fit for modern living and comfortable all year round. The materiality of the scheme has played a big part in defining and formulating the design response. A dark, palette of colours and materials in a contemporary industrial style, with some touches of exposed timber, brick and metal sit against the existing brick and generous amounts of natural light provided by large sliding doors and picture window.

This is really exciting project and hope to go to planning very shortly.