Ducketts Mead

Improving Functionality & Aesthetics

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.

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What We Did

When designing the ground floor extension and the studio – which stretches out perpendicular to the original building – we ensured the roof line was mirrored by the position of the garden studio. This helped to form a visual link between the two buildings.

By re-imagining the layout of the second floor, we created a master bedroom with its own ensuite, a lounge and further bedroom. The second storey now offers views across the green living roof of the ground floor extension, and towards the newly built garden studio.

  • Location
    Roydon, Essex
  • Status
    Completed October 2015
  • Cost
    Undisclosed

Design Features

  • Created external feature stone wall on the extension, which adds aesthetic texture and individuality
  • A glazed corner with an overhang, plus doors that open out onto the garden provide an architectural feature
  • Windows at the front and back were replaced with feature units, offering aesthetically appealing clean lines, as well as improved visibility of the garden
  • Feature lighting on the outside
  • Continuous flooring from inside to out creates an seamless flow between spaces
  • On the main building, we over-clad the external walls with timber slats to replace tired concrete tiles

Garden studio

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