Hipped House

A transformation of a 1920s detached house for a young family who wanted more space to work, learn, live and play. The project included extensive interior renovations, and a new two-storey rear extension with a large dormer window that punctuates the roofline. The pitched, hipped-roof of the new extension was designed to replicate the form of the original house.

Planning restrictions meant the material palette was limited to what was previously on site; clay tiles, timber and render. The design provided a contemporary twist on these restrictions, using a modern handmade grey clay tile that was visually very different to the red tiles more commonly found in the area. Handmade Danish grey clay tiles have been paired with silvery Siberian larch cladding to create a muted palette of natural materials that create a clear, but sympathetic distinction between old and new. Our Oak, White oiled, 190mmW is used for the flooring and stair treads and risers.

The muted, natural materials palette continues throughout the property with warm timber cladding, flooring and staircase details lifting the grey concrete and white interiors.

 

Commissioned by Oliver Leech Architects

Photography by Ståle Eriksen

 

Specifications

Oak, White oiled, 190mmW, classic grade, flooring, stair treads & risers

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