Effectively a double storey orangery, this is yet another good example of David Salisbury’s bespoke design and joinery capabilities, which can be utilised to handle the most demanding project specifications, whether domestic or commercial (an increasingly important part of our portfolio). In this case, our orangery helped open up and extend the rear of this London terraced property, as part of a whole house redevelopment.
As the selection of completed photos above show, the newly renovated and extended family home has undergone a complete transformation.
The basement has been completely knocked through to create a fully open plan living area, with space for the customer’s young children to play, study and relax.
The addition of a new staircase at the rear of the property connects the rear basement level to the garden and ground floor – for which, a modern kitchen extension now forms the central hub of the home.
While the orangery has a solid flat roof to allow the installation of feature lighting and speakers, the nature of the double storey design means the new kitchen and living area benefits from abundant amounts of natural light throughout the day.
Karen Bell, now David Salisbury Sales Director was our designer on this project and she recommended our partner Grants Blinds, experts in bespoke concealed shading solutions. They came up with an innovative design solution, with motorised roller blinds made using Grants Kenilworth Grey semi-translucent material fitted within purpose made concealment boxing. The result was a completely concealed finish which did not disturb the flow of the orangery design.
To many people, an orangery is synonymous with a freestanding structure sat in the grounds of a large country home. Here at David Salisbury, however, we are equally adept at working within the confines of a London terraced property as we are a more rural setting. Improving your home, as opposed to moving to create more space, is a trend that has been with us for some time now. The common theme with all of these projects has been the desire to construct beautifully proportioned extensions that enhance our customers’ enjoyment of life.
In this case, the orangery extension is key to the overall design and how the layout of the now fully refurbished home flows from one floor to the next.
The result is an open plan, multi-layered living space that fulfils the demands of today’s modern living and has totally transformed this terraced London property.
Photo Credit: Dr Sue Barr: @aa_photo_studio.