TONIC
EXTENSION

Spring House

With little connection to the outdoors, this substantial family home on the outskirts of Bristol needed a light-filled addition to establish a relationship with its surroundings

LOCATION / REGION

Bristol

TYPE OF PROJECT

Extension

TONIC SERVICES

Concept design to completion

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  • LOCATION / REGION : Bristol
  • TYPE OF PROJECT : Extension
  • TONIC SERVICES : Concept design to completion

A new Garden Room addresses this head-on. Arched braces reflect door and window surrounds of the house, and natural light, space and air-flow abundantly from the room into the existing property. The pointed arches lift the view and lighten the hand-built English oak structure, which forms a generous multi-functional space.

Despite enjoying a beautiful position with wide-ranging views and admirably well-maintained gardens, the arrangement of the existing house largely precluded any direct contact with the outside world. Its substantial Old Red Sandstone walls enclosing well-proportioned rooms, although punctured by generous Bath stone framed windows resulted in an inward-looking home.

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