Links Road | Poole
We were approached by the owners of this commanding family home tucked away in the wooded site in Poole. The house functioned well as a family home but with one exception. The existing kitchen was apologetically sited at the rear of the house on the north elevation. This provided no real link to the rest of the house or the garden.
This was contrary to the way the owners who enjoy socialising both inside and out utilised the space.
The design is contemporary but in doing so does not seek to compete with the large traditional house but provide a contrasting space. The extension sits at an angle to the main house and garden readdressing the lack of connection between the two and the link between old and new is defined by a frameless glazed slot.
The angular roof form of the extension not only encloses the main kitchen but over sails to provide a covered external entraining space. This affect is enhance by lifting the extension out of the site and providing the appearance of floating above the garden.
In a nod to the surrounding tree lined context the building is finished in a burnt larch cladding providing a textured and natural finish.
The extension was completed spring 2017.