Here’s an architectural style you don’t see paired with more traditional houses very often. In the UK, it’s become popular in recent years to add extensions to row houses that might be more than two centuries old, extending the homes into their fenced back gardens. But this one stands out from all the rest for its unusual proportions and vertical pine siding.
Designed by FAB Architects, the Croydon extension “reinvigorates” the existing house to create more space for a growing family. Fittingly, it has a playful, youthful feel. The simplicity of its shapes and the natural tones of the wood provide a nice contrast against the older white home.
“The design extends the living space, creating a high vaulted space at the rear drawing with porthole windows bringing much-needed light into the open-plan kitchen and dining area. Arched openings are used to obscure structural elements whilst serving to zone the space into a cook, eat and play. Timber cladding inside and out adds definition to the simple, playful geometries which are designed to excite and inspire the client’s children.”
The interiors are just as striking. We especially love how they carried the vertical pine inside, laying battens against the finished drywall to create a striped pattern. It’s a creative use of affordable materials that are easy to find locally!