This house, located in Ealing, has been extended by way of a single-storey rear extension. The clients were looking to extend their family home to create a larger open plan kitchen space and create a more sociable living space where aspect can be directed towards the garden.
The brief from the client was to make best use of the spaces and take advantage of the west facing sun. Creating a large open place space created an opportunity to use the ceiling as a way of zoning the spaces. A small section of vaulted ceiling along the length of the space creates an area for the kitchen which then wraps round into a larger vaulted ceiling for the sitting area. A large roof window is used on the rear roof which abuts the existing rear wall, enhancing the height of the space and retaining the identity of the existing period property. Large sliding doors were used to maximise the area of glazing on the rear wall and minimise the amount of frame which would have been created if another type of door was used.