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- Begun: Jul 2012
- Completed: Jan 2013
- Floor area: 220m2
- Sector: House
- Total cost: £120,000
- Procurement: Traditional
- Address: 9 Westbourne Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 4BQ, United Kingdom
Dormer conversion and extension of an inter-war bungalow
Extensive local study and consultation with the Planning Authority resulted in a subtle but significant shift in the application of planning guidelines, allowing for an extension which is neither set back nor down from the original building.
A monochrome palette and simple detailing defers to the brick, render and rosemary tiling of the original building, without subservience, again allowing for a singular, clear expression. New additions read assertively with the original house allowing the completed building to read as a whole, whilst the history of development is clearly legible.
Internally there is a reversion to simplicity in new elements. Fixed glazing with frames recessed is allied to flush skirting and facing details to create a crisp and clutter-free backdrop to a young family’s many necessities. A vent panel serves each bedroom, doubling as escape provision while a feature light here functions in place of a pendant in the low ceiling. In tandem with the deep window cills this forms what is akin to a piece of fixed furniture to each room
Downstairs a new en-suite affords privacy to guest accommodation for those less mobile and a new skylight and fixed cabinetry piece brings light into the existing kitchen.