This beautiful mid terrace stone cottage belies its spacious bright interior.
As with most original stone cottages the ceilings are low and often with little natural light, this tends to have a negative over contained feel.
With added new space, clever removal of walls and addition of bright painted surfaces the transformation of large clean spaces can be inspiring.
Most cottages have a cosy feel, with their low ceilings and often smaller rooms, which when in the depths of winter satisfy our need for these contained, warm places, but come spring we start to feel the need for larger bright spaces with less containment.
Its great to be able to create a home that has both of these qualities , that allows us to choose what kind of space we want to spend our time in.
This cottage has all of these qualities built in a way that can be used by all members of the familly at any time of the day . The dynamic use of the floor space was a critical part of the brief as was the use of very simple building materials.
We were able to create flow through these spaces with not only the ease of passage way, but with the use of limited natural build material elements helping link all of the new spaces together by creating a material continuity.
As you can see from the images in this folder the end result was very individual and very inspiring.