Courtyard House

This two-up, two-down Georgian terraced house in the city centre had been ‘modernised’ in the 1970s. The long thin blockwork kitchen was in a poor condition and there was restricted access to the small garden. The client wished to have more connected living areas and provide a guest bedroom and shower room to the ground floor.

Our design creates a new ‘L’ shaped rear extension providing the galley kitchen, dining space and shower room tucked in the corner. The living room is moved to the rear of the existing house to allow all the family spaces to be connected around a central external courtyard. The guest bedroom and study is in the former front room.

The new extension is constructed of a simple post and beam oak frame inset with matching sliding and hinged doors that connect inside with outside. Natural clay tiles cover the pitched roofs, adding to the impression of a peaceful cloister in the heart of the city.

 

 

Location:  Bath

Type: Grade II listed

Status: Completed 2012

 

Press:

Good Homes Magazine, 02/2015

Grand Designs Magazine, Special Edition 02

Architects Journal Building Library, 2013