In Autumn 2017 Fitzgerald Architecture were approached by our client who had in mind an extensive refurbishment of an existing bungalow in the New Forest. The existing property with TPO trees in the garden and significant level changes across the site was very dilapidated. It was originally constructed in the 1980s and was the subject of various covenants that were successfully addressed by the designs proposed by Fitzgerald Architecture. The goal of the project has been to remodel the property for its new owners both inside and out. The brief developed involved the complete internal refurbishment transforming entirely the internal layouts to new open plan spaces and rationalising the external forms to allow a refreshed appearance simplifying access to the property. Entirely new electrics, plumbing and underfloor heating are installed. Taking into account the garden prospect and the south facing aspect advantage is taken of a large opening created into the Living Area. A terrace and decked area at the rear is complemented by a pergola that can both provide shade in the summer months and soft landscaping to the property. After obtaining the necessary planning and building approvals the project was constructed in summer 2018 with occupation in Autumn 2018.
The materials use a simple contemporary palette. White and grey is used outside softened by the discrete use of timber for external walls in the landscape and cladding to the property. The design is complemented by automatic control of some services including lighting.
A high quality of living environment is created where every opportunity is taken by the design to take advantage of natural light to create bright pleasant spaces that provide outlook onto soft landscaped garden spaces.