Situated on a breath-taking site our clients wanted to better relate their tired 1970’s prefabricated bungalow to the garden and the view beyond. The benefits of the Prefabricated Guildway System was that it offered an interior space not reliant on fixed walls or columns. This freedom allowed us to adjust, expand and shape the internal spaces to perfectly fit the families requirements.
A simple strategy was employed to differentiate between public areas and those for more private use by the family. At the front of the house bedrooms and bathrooms were located in a series of private enclosures away from prying eyes. At the rear of the house, towards the garden, the house was opened up and extended in order to provide an enlarged kitchen, a new entrance porch and several external covered decks. The benefit of the new layout allows the sitting room and dining room to function in a traditional manner when required. Regularly, however, the family needs a space to act as a music studio, or a children’s play space, or a bicycle repair corner, and much besides. Now the house is able to achieve all of this. In support, a new landscape design around the house creates clear, natural and useful extensions of the internal rooms whilst maintaining privacy and routes around the house.
The new modern house is required to deliver an ever expanding list of functions. At Greystoke, through the use of flexible spaces and large sliding glass walls the indoor and outdoor spaces are able to offer opportunities to deliver just about any use – rain or shine.