Conversion of bungalow into 2 storey house
Priory House is a conversion of a bungalow into a two-storey family home in West Bridgford, a residential area in Nottinghamshire.
The brief was to create a stunning, spacious family home, comprising five generous bedrooms, a large open-plan living space with easy access onto the gardens, an office, cinema room and reading spaces.
The bungalow was situated on a commanding corner on one of the most prestigious roads in the area. Previous applications to demolish the building and create multiple dwellings had been refused due to its prominent location and the style of the proposed designs.
The clients were keen to maintain the appearance of a ‘smaller’ property which wouldn’t overwhelm the adjacent structures. We worked closely with our clients and the planning department to design a new house which suited the location and was worthy of its prominent position.
We carried out reference studies of the surrounding buildings which informed the proportions of the first floor gables. Steel-framed glazing, accoya charred timber cladding and white render were used to complement the existing property. This created a simple yet timeless palette which is sympathetic to the local building style and vernacular.
The result is a contemporary, striking yet harmonious home perfectly designed for a family with growing children.