My clients home in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, had a typical kitchen that was separate from their dining and living room. They wanted a more connected space for cooking and eating, as well as more space in general.
The rear wall of the house was taken down. A new house extension containing a dining/family room was constructed. Large bi-fold doors connect the space to a new patio to enjoy the established garden. A door to the front lets in light and allows easy access to the kitchen with shopping. A view of the garden from the kitchen is framed by a window to the rear. I specified sustainable Scottish Larch cladding will weather naturally to create a beautiful low maintenance finish. I love the colourful kitchen my client chose.
Fun house extension, in keeping with this 80’s brutalist block, to replace a flimsy conservatory. The angled wall orientates the family space to a surprisingly leafy outlook.
“The application for development is in accordance with the Edinburgh Local Development Plan as it complies with policy Des 12 (Alterations and Extensions). It is compatible with the existing building and the character of the area and has no adverse impact on neighbouring residential amenity. There are no material considerations which outweigh this conclusion.“
Planning Officer, Junction Street, Leith, House Extension
Looking forward to sharing completed photos soon!
Whilst working for Zone Architects I acted as project architect on this incredible house extension in Inverleith, Edinburgh, from initial brief to completion on site.
Contractor: Livit Construction
Structural Engineer: David Narro Associates
“Lisa’s attention to detail throughout the whole project coupled with her organisation, has provided us with a high level of confidence and has enabled timescales to be adhered to and deadlines to be met. In my professional career as a chartered surveyor, I have rarely encountered such a driven individual whose interpersonal skills have shown willingness to accept responsibility, initiative in problem solving, knowledge of core competencies, reliability and the ability to either work within a team or individually, without directions. At all times we have been kept updated and informed of progress and the detailed input provided on all levels, from design inception, to issued architects instructions has been outstanding.
We have not taken on a project of this type and size previously and Lisa’s exceptional design skills coupled with a can do attitude, enabled our requirements and key objectives to not only be realised but to surpass all expectation. From the outset our key considerations have been met through clear and continued communication and Lisa’s skills of listening to our requirements and thereafter providing a number of differing solutions, has been invaluable”
Client, Inverleith Terrace, House Extension
Whilst working for Wiszniewski Thomson Architects, I collaborated on this stunning Garden Room in Greenbank, Edinburgh, from the initial brief to scheme design.