The site is within the Harrogate conservation area. It is an old bakery building that sits in a row of coach houses and semi industrial buildings that at one time serviced Victorian villas.
The brief was for a highly contemporary insertion between neighbouring traditional styled stone gables. Working in consultation with Harrogate planning department, the final solution was felt to be appropriate as it adds to the industrial nature of the surrounding streetscape.
|The existing house|
|The extension inserts itself between the gables of neighbouring houses|
|View of semi industrial streetscape|
Inspired by the soot covered stone of the surrounding buildings and the client's wish to use timber where possible to reflect his profession as a joiner, the building is predominantly clad in blackened timber with concrete inserts and zinc shadow recesses.
|Light floods into the new open plan kichen space from full height lightwell|