An L-shaped extension along with internal alterations provided the opportunity to create a series of linked spaces across the ground floor – from Victorian rooms with high ceilings and original features to a bright and texturally-rich contemporary kitchen.
“Working with Rider Stirland was an absolute pleasure. At the start of the project, our brief to Alex was “anything but an ordinary side-return extension”. Alex delivered us everything we wanted, and more. The end result is a unique home we are super proud of and a space that is a delight to live in. Alex’s design ideas have certainly added the wow factor, the oriel window and pivot door are clear winners. We would highly recommend Rider Stirland!” Jamie – Client Testimonial
The rear extension includes a large pivot door, oriel window and a fully glazed roof which together flood natural light into the kitchen and dining room and help create a dramatic contrast with the darker, more retrospective living spaces to the front of the house. The choice of interior finishes further emphasises the distinct qualities of these two atmospheres as the polished concrete floor of the kitchen wraps up the steps to connect with the herringbone parquet of the living room beyond.
The kitchen at McDowall Road consists of an L-shaped kitchen run and island unit with bar stool seating. Flush navy kitchen units compliment the sintered stone worktops and polished concrete floor. Exposed steel beams and a concrete linear pendant light help to continue the texturally rich theme.
Internal alterations at first floor level enabled the creation of an enlarged bathroom with a walk-in shower alongside a new utility room. Now extended and delicately re-furbished, McDowall Road House is a home that combines the qualities of historical Victorian living with modern light-filled spaces.