Contemporary ExtensionTaunton, Somerset
The owners commissioned O2i Design Ltd to take disjointed buildings and turn them into a cohesive home. This contemporary extension is now at the heart of the home. The client brief was to create a simple, open-plan space that retained the home’s original character and features. The flat roof rear extension designed by O2i Design houses a large kitchen, dining room, spacious utility room and artist’s studio. The new structure opens up the ground floor of this lovely Somerset home. The new scheme provides an improved flow of circulation through the original house. It creates a large sociable kitchen with comfortable seating areas and a spacious dining room. The kitchen is now the pivotal heart of the home. With large windows onto three aspects of the garden, this interior is bright and light. The resultant architecture is a modern and uplifting space which complements the original building.
The project was a finalist for a total of 3 awards in the LABC South West Regional Building Excellence Awards 2017. It featured in the Telegraph magazine (issue 17 June 2017) and in Homes and Antiques (issue October 2017). Photographs courtesy of © Penny Wincer