A rundown cottage turned into a respectful and well-designed home.
The existing cottage was in rundown condition and had poor access to natural daylight and to the backyard, the latter being at a much lower level than the house. Natural light and ventilation, connection to landscape and respectful reuse of existing elements were the core values of the design brief.
A single storey addition to an existing cottage, designed as a split-level volume wrapping around a north-facing courtyard. Towards the rear, a new open plan L-shaped living area has been added at a lower split-level, facing both the district views to the rear and to a north-facing central courtyard. A generously proportioned staircase seamlessly connects the existing and the new. The existing cottage was substantially renovated as well with existing features such as fireplace repurposed and integrated into new design elements and functions. The existing cottage now houses only the bedrooms and a home office, while the rear addition houses open plan living areas that are well-suited to either private home life or to hosting larger gatherings of friends and family.
I was very impressed with the quality and efficiency of MATTBUILD'S work. More importantly, they have been a pleasure to work with, with prompt and excellent communication and always with the end goal of achieving the architectural design intent. In some ways they even improved upon it! I had not worked with MATTBUILD prior to this project, but now recommend them to all my clients for consideration in their projects. I look forward to working with them in the future.
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