Chartfield Road

  • Project Type: Residential
  • Client: Private
  • Status: Completed
  • Location: Reigate

A contemporary extension to an Arts and Crafts house in Surrey.

A contemporary formal design employs similar proportions to the existing house. Two projecting bays at first floor re-interprets the projecting window bays on the existing house and provides balance to the composition. The extension is designed to read as the next phase of the building, removing the unsightly additions and providing a master bedroom suite and downstairs family room. The original house was design by Arthur Keen, a pupil of Richard Norman Shaw, and has a strong arts and crafts aesthetic with painted white render with a red clay tiled roof.

With the extension, we are proposing a white brick plinth divided into two bays. The extension is set back at first floor to reduce the visual mass and will be clad in red clay tiles which makes the building visually recede further still. The tiles reference the main roof and tile hanging of the original house. A pre-cast stone string course runs around the house tying together the new two storey side extension to the east and the remodelled 1960s extension to the west unifying building works from 1910, 1960 and 2120 into a unified whole.

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