Grand Designs: Radical 1960s Remodel

Grand Designs: Radical 1960s Remodel

Ducketts Mead, a radical remodel and extension project by Clear Architects, has been featured in Grand Designs magazine. The case study-style article highlights how the rundown façade of this striking 1960s building was brought up to date by Clear Architects’ expert design team.

Situated on a floodplain close to the River Stort, the bungalow sits on stilts. Clear Architects were briefed to extend the dwelling to establish a new kitchen-diner and reconfigure the upstairs layout, too. They were also tasked with designing a new photography studio in the garden.

James Mors, Associate Director at Clear Architects, says:

Our client spotted something special when they purchased this property but needed help to understand how best to realise its full potential. Through much early development, a modest ground floor extension was proposed, which I believe not only created the missing piece to the house in terms of aesthetics, but also functionally. 

“A key inspiration for the project was the surrounding grounds and how to ensure key views were enjoyed in very different ways when inside the house.

By re-jigging the layout of the upper storey, a new master bedroom, lounge and further sleeping quarters were created. This level now offers pleasant vistas across the green living roof that covers the new ground floor extension.

The new addition features a stone wall, which adds an attractive, textured design flourish to the structure. A glazed corner with an overhang provides another eye-catching architectural element.

Click here to read more about the project.


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