Urban House Extension 2019


The house is an attractive semi-detached period property. The accommodation comprises of three bedrooms and a bathroom at first floor and a living/dining room, bathroom, further bedroom and the kitchen on the ground floor. The house has gardens to the front and the rear, with main access from the rear garden, along with off street parking and a garage. 

The over arching design concept was to move the kitchen and dining space from the end of the existing extension into the centre of the home. A new extension was formed to create a family room, with large south facing sliding doors forming a connection from the inside to the garden. This room links into a newly located entrance hall, with a utility tucked in behind the family room. A shower room was introduced to the side of the house leaving the existing external wall exposed, creating a real feature of the otherwise narrow space. This allows the former kitchen to become a spare bedroom and the bathroom a study. A rooflight above the opening into the new kitchen, brings light deep into the plan of what has become the heart of the home.

The existing extension was insulated externally and then clad in timber to harmonise with the new extension, allowing the outdoor space to tie into one space. Russwood timber cladding with hidden fixings together with hidden gutters has been used to create a sharp contrast between old and the new. A contemporary yet sympathetic extension to an existing building continues its narrative.



-Construction / detailed drawings

Location: Aberdeen City


Photography: David Barbour