Our client, a keen gardener, sought a modern extension to his period house on Appian Way.

The scheme opens up the lower ground floor of the house, and links it with the reception rooms on the upper floors, by providing a new stairwell flooded with natural light. The stairwell and extension are designed with large expanses of glazing to integrate house and garden and to afford views of the garden from the upper floors. Window seats are level with raised granite planters to link garden and living spaces.

Artwork is integrated. A specialist piece is recessed in the new floor and lit with a glass walkway over it, and a portrait collection is mounted on a feature wall lit with recessed concealed light sources.

Externally, a granite plinth extends to form raised plant beds, a raised water feature and paved areas interspersed with feature plants and sculpture.  The upper floors of the house look out over sedum roofs.