KSdesign was approached by the client to obtain planning permission for the demolition of an existing two-story detached dwelling and the erection of two new modern five bedroom family houses.
From a wider context analysis, it was evident that the local area is characterised by a rather uniform fabric of two story detached houses. These dwellings differentiate from one another by subtle changes in the use of materials even though they present similar architectural features, typically a pitched roof gable fronting the highway.
The two new dwellings reflect the form and appearance of the buildings in the area allowing only for variations in size, footprint and windows details to give each of the new dwelling its individual identity. The interior of the houses fully reflects the needs of modern family living with a design that included a full basement excavation, a generous open plan kitchen and dining area on the ground floor fitted with a modern kitchen and island unit, with dark faced cabinetry.