When our client came to visit Fitzgerald Architecture towards the end of 2013 he had been trying to get his project off the ground for some time. We were approached with the requirement to create a self contained living space for their elderly relatives that was attached to the existing house. We were able to quickly respond to this brief, develop the design and then gain the necessary planning and building approvals so that the project could be constructed in the summer of 2014.
The extension provides largely self contained living for the elderly occupants with a porch permitting a protected 2 way link between the existing property and the extension. The accommodation includes a bedroom, wet room and living room with kitchenette at ground floor. Attic space above the bedroom has been arranged to provide storage space.
While site constraints have meant that the sizes of the rooms achieved are smaller than those within the existing house, the living spaces are designed to a high standard providing the occupants with a good standard of well being. It is with this in mind that the living room is designed as a double height space naturally day lit and providing views towards the mature and established garden.