Knoll House

Emma Adams Architect, Sudbury, 2011


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  • Garden Elevation    
  • Extension from Potager    
  • Terrace    
  • Extension    
  • Interior    
  • Window seat    
  • Interior    
  • Kitchen    
  • Plans    
  • Detailed section    
  • Elevations    
  • Before renovation    
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  • Knollhouse: Existing plans    
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Refurbishment of typical 1970s 'chalet' bungalow for private clients

Knoll House 2011 takes on the re-working of a ubiquitous and under-appreciated dwelling type: the (pink) 1970s ‘chalet bungalow’ on a modest budget.

Not everything could be changed, so we concentrated on the interface between the house and its garden – the client transformed the garden and we concentrated on the spaces that could connect with it. The conservatory was sold on Ebay and replaced with an even smaller extension.

This modest addition both embraces the garden through its roof form and window seat, and connects back to the body of the house more substantially by careful choices of material. The re-clad & insulated box dormer engages with new cladding at the lower level, re-ordering and ‘grounding’ the façade. Large glazed doors link the re-worked interiors to the new garden


  • Begun: Jun 2011
  • Completed: Oct 2011
  • Floor area: 105m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £120,000
  • Tender date: Mar 2011
  • Procurement: Direct labour
  • Address: Knoll House, Groton Street, Groton, Sudbury, CO10 5EE, United Kingdom

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