Phillips Tracey Architects
This single storey house is situated at a bend in the road, and positioned discretely behind an old brick garden wall; featuring a new pedestrian entrance, set between existing piers from a vehicular entrance to the demolished garage. The footprint of the house creates two private courtyards to the front and rear. The roof has been designed within an intricate pitched form, with gables fronting the street – protruding over the top of the boundary wall creating an intriguing character, reflective older gabled buildings across the street. Externally, a simple palette of materials has been chosen to reflect the discreet setting and to ensure they weather and mature well. Internally, polished concrete floors, oak veneered joinery, white painted walls and brass ironmongery complement the honest approach adopted generally. Inside, a simple layout opens up from the entrance hall. To the east, the hallway flows into a spacious dual aspect living and dining area, with large sliding doors leading onto a peaceful courtyard space. On the other side of the hallway, bedrooms are positioned in a more traditional cellular arrangement. A second bedroom has been designed to also serve as a quiet study space. Lit by the high roof, fitted with bespoke lights, providing high levels of daylight within and providing unexpected dramatic spaces.