Appointed by our clients at Park House to build a two-storey side extension, the Coach House took on it's own identity as a self contained pied-a-terre.
The main house had a rare, wider than usual, gap to the side before the next terrace began, and we designed the Coach House here which can function as additional ground and first floor space for the main house, or be used as a self contained, compact, one bedroom house.
The coach house doors can fold right back, mews style, to connect the studio room with the little courtyard garden in front. The flank wall of the main house is exposed as painted brick throughout the coach house, and the joists of the first floor are left exposed – this gives the building the feel of a refurbishment rather than an extension.
The compact staircase winds up to the top floor, with a laundry cupboard concealed below the stairs, and a bijoux home office at the top. This double height space is flooded by light from the entrance doors, first floor window and roof light.
Beyond the stairwell is a shower room, dressing area and bedroom. Just big enough for a superking bed with concealed storage below. One entire wall of curtain keeps this room cosy at night, and the exposed brick continues the urban feel.
The Vawdrey House has created the perfect bolt hole for us, all the luxuries of a full sized house in a tiny compact gift box. All this in a space only 2.7m wide.
Photography by Siobhan Doran Photography
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