Alpex Architecture Case Study: Wandsworth Renovation
Alpex Architecture converts a tiny bungalow into a spacious modern house
The existing property was an 80’s one-bedroom bungalow, called The Garden House built in the back garden of main house on Trinity road, Wandsworth. The tiny back garden building was a long, single storey bungalow with a pitched roof and a garden conservatory.
Design concept and ambition
The conversion of the bungalow in the current modernist Garden House has been led by many factors. The overall outline is partly determined by the plot boundaries and adjoining properties.
The existing bungalow has been retained in its original configuration, including the mono-pitched roof which false ceiling has been removed in the dining area bringing it to benefit of high ceiling providing a great sense of space. The open plan living, kitchen & dining became therefore the centrepiece of the internal space, the heart of the house.
“The house is practical as well as beautiful”, and “discreetly tucked away on the land behind the existing terrace” as described by The Modern House website.
The overall project speaks for itself and the house stands out not only for its contemporary nature but also as a valid example of what you can do with limited space, simply making the best use of what is available.
The Garden House is now a four bedroom detached house on two levels, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living, kitchen & dining at ground floor and guest bedroom, TV room, family shower room, laundry and guest toilet at basement, for a total area of 1,713 sq.ft and a wide 45 ft of landscaped garden.
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Ian Daniel Patterson
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