Norfolk House: from concept to completion
Norfolk House, a private residence with a contemporary design, is located in the countryside, close to Birmingham. We transformed and remodelled the existing building of the 1970s by adding an extension to it.
Two main features of the project are the extensive garden at the back that establishes the visual connection between the interior and exterior; the kitchen at the heart of the interior which is very important for the social activities of the family and guests.
A standout feature of this contemporary design project is the expansive and lush garden at the rear of the property. In our proposal, we incorporated a large window overlooking the green area to fully embrace this natural beauty. While maintaining the original facade, we enhanced the rear section by extending the ground floor by 6 meters and the first floor by 3 meters. The extension features sleek reflective bricks, imparting a modern aesthetic to the traditionally British architectural style. To maximize natural light, the wide openings are constructed with double-glazed units and sleek aluminium frames.
Experience a contemporary, family-oriented house designed for a bustling household with three children. The layout prioritizes hospitality and entertainment, with a central kitchen reflecting their food-centric culture.
The house boasts two kitchens, ideal for accommodating staff during social gatherings and for odor containment. The straightforward plan promotes easy navigation and coherence, with each space dedicated to the family’s main activities. This design approach ensures the home seamlessly integrates with their lifestyle, offering convenience and enhancing daily routines.
The Garden-Centered Convergence
The dining area is in the very centre of the wide window overlooking the garden and it’s a focal point. When one enters the house through the central doors, the first things in the sight are the kitchen table, dining table, and the garden in the background.
This compositional axis is good for the perception of the size and key part of the building and its connection to nature.
On the ground floor, there is a cinema room and a second living room where homeowners may have some privacy talking to their guests or chill out without being disturbed.
There is a reading area with a view of the garden because reading is one of the most favourite client’s activities.
On the first floor, there is a spacious master bedroom, with access to the private terrace. On the same floor, there are a kids’ room and the guest rooms where the family members could stay over.
Crafting Trust through Nature’s Embrace
The work on this project is going smoothly and fruitful. The same client is working with us on another project, and we consider the client’s trust the best outcome.
The client gave us a really detailed briefing on what he would like to have. The residence should look contemporary, unique, and minimalist, with a strong connection to nature; this is why we use timber finish and big openings.