To sympathetically extend an early Victorian Cottage with a two storey rear extension. A further engagement was to extend and effectively bring forward one of the gabled elevations by carefully recreating the historic detailing of the house which is located within a highly regarded Conservation Area.
The house was pictured on a magazine front cover 1990 before any extensions, and we noted that the brick detailing is the vital “gothic” style of the Cottage, first built as a School Masters House.
We agreed with the local authority to reuse the bricks and any additional ones would be resourced to match identically.....these came from a reclamation yard in Shepherds Bush and only the already patternated facings were blended into the extended gable.
Reclaimed matching tiles and joinery moulded to suit were integrated.
The additional side windows were locally made by a Blacksmith, and german floated glass used in the forming of the windows, to keep the shimmer of the reflections from the windows.