A hint of Cornwall in bohemian Moseley

Fleming James Architects, Birmingham, 2018


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A house extension in Birmingham.

Located three miles south of the city centre, Mosley is a popular cosmopolitan suburb of Birmingham. The design provides a large extended living space to the rear of the house, including an extended kitchen and dining area and creating a great social area for the family to spend time together.

A part of the family's love of Cornwall has been expressed in the design with the use of hung slate inspired by the owners love of South West England. The slate is combined with Western Red cedar and carried through as a feature in the interior, along with retaining an original brick archway and fireplace.

A large oversized glazed sliding door opens up the interior space directly in to the garden. To the side, the roof line rises steeply taking advantage of afternoon evening sun and provides a glimpse of the modern extension from the street.


  • Begun: Mar 2017
  • Completed: Jul 2018
  • Floor area: 52m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £120,000
  • Tender date: Feb 2017
  • Address: Birmingham, United Kingdom

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