Ramsey House, Essex / Chris Dyson Architects

Ramsey House, Essex / Chris Dyson Architects

Project: Ramsey House
Architects: Chris Dyson Architects
Location: Essex, England
Year: 2018
Photographs: optic matter
Text by Chris Dyson Architects

The Ramsey House project featured a 60’s detached family house consisting with a disjointed layout making it hard for the clients to enjoy the house appropriately; there was also little to no connection to the rear garden. The proposal sought to unify all of the living spaces by creating a large double height extension to the rear. The kitchen, dining and lounge are arranged within this new space with large sliding doors creating a direct connection to the rear garden. Double height glazing and a large strip rooflight providing generous amounts of natural light within the family centred space.

Ramsey House, Essex / Chris Dyson Architects

The client wanted to also adapt the front elevation. Chris Dyson Architects created a symmetrical façade by centralising the main entrance through a new porch which is accessed via a grand flight of stairs with elegant metal balustrades.

Ramsey House, Essex / Chris Dyson Architects

Both front and rear extensions are clad in blackened Millboard to create the effect of charred wood. This material is usually used as a decking but it was chosen here as a cost effective solution providing the contemporary finish the client wanted with very low maintenance benefits.

interior design, Essex / Chris Dyson Architects

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Ramsey House, Essex / Chris Dyson Architects

Ramsey House, Essex / Chris Dyson Architects

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