Further to the completion of our house extension at No. 19 in 2010, we were approached by neighbours at 35 Newbattle Gardens to undertake a similar project. The client's brief was to provide a larger kitchen and dining room, a larger utility room, a larder, a new garden room and a new self-enclosed home office / guest bedroom and a shower room.
The kitchen and new dining room are the main focal point as you enter from the existing house, but the extent of what else lies beyond is revealed slowly as you move through the space. It benefits massively from a large triangular rooflight at the junction with the existing house and triple glazed sliding doors beyond with a large glazed panel where the kitchen window used to be. The kitchen is designed around two islands, which allowed the back wall to be fully glazed to the side garden, and a wall of tall built in units. Along the opposite wall is the dark purple 'feature wall'. This houses the doors through to the utility room, larder and the new office / guest bedroom, which have been detailed to be flush to conceal what is beyond. It also houses a small seated recess for reading. The wall has a blossom tree carved into the panels, which was designed in conjunction with Acanthus Interiors in Bruntsfield.
The garden room is hidden around the corner to the kitchen and is accessed along the back of extension. The garden room can be completely closed off with a sliding pocket door and has larger corner sliding doors out on the main rear garden. This room benefits from a wall of storage which includes a large feature gas fire and the television. It has been designed to be tucked away from the rest of the house so the parents can escape their two teenage daughters, or vice versa. The large utility room is accessed through the feature wall and has the back door and access to the garage. It has also been designed with individual cloak storage for each family member and has a large rooflight above. The office / guest bedroom are housed in what was the existing utility room and study with a new en-suite located in the double garage.
35 Newbattle Gardens
DALKEITH EH22 3DR
Nial and Karen Stewart
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