Arc Architects

This project focuses on bringing light and a modern open feel into the family hub space of this fine Victorian villa.

Stripping away the roof and inside of an old extension, stone walls were remodeled and overclad to create a large new space. A glass wall slides away behind a granite screen, allowing the room to spill out across a terrace and into the garden.

Externally, the extension is designed not to compete with the grand massing and decorative detail of the villa, but is treated as a series of planes, fragmenting into the garden landscape.

Local granite cladding echoes the villa stone, while living walls of ivy climbing curved stainless steel trellises create sheltered spaces and extend the playful synthesis of building and garden.