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
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.