Browning Drive is situated to the northern section of Eaton Ford with close links to Crosshall Infant & Junior School and the A1 carriageway. The houses around this area are mainly detached dwellings of considerable size and space and are ideal for families. These buildings have great potential but lack character and distinct vernacular architectural style.
We were approached by the owners to review a design that was previously carried out by an Architectural designer on the property to see if we can greatly improve on their formulaic concept. We undertook a series of feasibility studies with the end goal of:
– creating an entertainment suite of spaces – kitchen, dining and living, that could equally be separated for privacy;
– extending the property to create a master suite at first floor of bedroom, dressing and ensuite;
– including essential family spaces of another shower room, utility room and a study; and,
– altering the external appearance to give it a distinctive appearance on the road.
We undertook three studies of the property each testing the above goals and each using a different cladding system, a different roofscape and window arrangement. This enables the client to see what could be done to the property whilst achieving the end goal – a kind of ‘Ugly House to New House’ refurbishment.
We are currently in the process of undertaking the planning application for the clients with a view to submitting to Huntingdonshire District Council Planning Department as soon as possible.
We will keep you posted of any further developments.