Barry Road provides an elegant rear extension using hand-crafted materials, enhancing the gentle aesthetic of the original house.
Dating from 1864 and built of yellow stock bricks, the house had been owned by the same family for over twenty years. Ready for a new lease on life, we were tasked with making the house more family-friendly, integrating a communal kitchen and dining space that interacted with the garden.
With a large skylight running its full length, the kitchen is at the centre of the space. The dining area projects into the garden, wrapped on two sides with expansive glazing, the scale of which is softened with smaller panes of glass and crafted detailing.
The palette of the extension’s stepped façade subtly references the original house. Formed of yellow Petersen bricks and punctuated by pale green steel-framed windows, folding around the garden, bringing light into the centre of the kitchen and allowing a sense of space and connection with the outdoors.
In keeping with Pensaer’s focus on craft and bespoke detail, the design uses high-quality, hand-made materials which lend the space character and atmosphere.