Accessible Housing without Compromise
When we were approached to design an accessible, inclusive home we didn’t immediately think that our clients 17th Century wychert and thatched cottage on the edge of a sleepy Buckinghamshire village would be the ideal home for conversion and extension.
The cottage while bursting with period features is a modest home with uneven floors, low sloping ceilings and a small winding staircase. Set in a beautiful but again uneven garden, everything about our clients’ requirements initially seemed almost impossible. Undaunted we met the challenge head on and the results speak of themselves, it is a stunning space.
What you never think is ‘this is accessible housing’, but it is. The glass fronted part of the main section of the extension fully opens. The interior floor and exterior patios are the same levels and material; you can move easily from the inside of the house to the outside of the house. The same flooring snakes its way around the gardens allowing anyone with limited mobility to easily get around and enjoy the gardens.
We are very proud of this project.