Hetreed Ross Architects designed and administered the construction of a contemporary extension and the complete refurbishment of a deteriorating 1930s art deco house in the suburbs of Bath. Our clients were enthusiastically involved in the process and Hetreed Ross worked closely with them on the design and planning of new interior spaces and throughout the construction period. The house was extended to create a new kitchen dining room which is the centre of family activities opening onto the garden, a home office and a master bedroom suite. The basement garage has been converted into a studio and the loft space converted into further bedrooms reached via a dramatic hanging oak stair in the semi-circular stair tower. Contemporary materials such as Terne Coated stainless steel roofing are juxtaposed with more traditional materials such as Bath stone ashlar, render and clay roof tiles. The existing house has been completely renovated including new high performance windows, improved insulation and solar thermal roof panels. The work has transformed the client’s house into a light and modern family home.
The project achieved highly commended in the Bath and North East Somerset Building Quality awards
Ground floor kitchen, dining and writing room, first floor master suite and loft conversion with external landsaping to 1930s art deco house.
A curved first floor extension draws on the design of the art deco curved existing stair tower but the timber boarding, metal fascia and crisp window profiles provides a contemporary approach
Large sliding folding doors amply light the light and colourful kitchen choosen by the clients.
A cranked plan form, expressed ceiling form and range of windows create different spaces for eating, cooking and preparing in this well lit and colourful kitchen
The clients choose the bright and colourful kitchen
A suspended oak stair provides access to the loft conversion
Windows design and colour was carefully selected to be in keeping with the original style of the building while a stained glass to the stair tower was retained with new secondary glazing.
A sweeping new staircase leads to the refurbished front door