Glass House , 2011, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Glass House – A Country Estate House in the West Midlands

For this Victorian country estate house, located in a Conservation area, we designed a contemporary extension to provide a new entrance hall and create new living spaces facing the rear garden.

The new entrance hall was conceived to enhance the views to the beautiful garden located at the back, as one enters the house. The new staircase is treated as a sculptural piece and connects the two buildings via a minimalist bridge floating above the entrance.

The entrance hall is created as a double height space, with a fully glazed pitched roof. The new glass roof floods the hall with natural light and completes the modern feel to the hall. At the back, a new glazed building houses the dining room and reception room.

The Client comments on completion: ‘Without any doubt [Sophie] was the right person to add a contemporary feel to an extension of our Victorian country estate house.
The local conservation department were also delighted (…).
We love the result. The proportions and careful use of modern and traditional materials have linked the two styles perfectly. I have already recommended Sophie to others and would use her services again’.

City: West Midlands
Country: United Kingdom
Completed: 2011
Client: Private
Area: 125 m2 or 1350 sq ft
Contract Value: Undisclosed
Photographs: Sophie Nguyen Architects