Ström Architects provides up to date extension to conventional English home

British apply Ström Architects has up to date a interval property in Surrey, England, with a big but discrete extension constructed from fair-faced concrete and lime-washed brick.

The challenge, known as The Pines, rationalised the ground plan of the traditional-style home and created trendy amenities together with a mixed kitchen and eating room, a house workplace, and a health club and sauna.

The L-shaped extension frames a swimming pool

Ström Architect’s design offers these new areas in a up to date single-storey extension that’s markedly totally different from the prevailing structure however sits comfortably alongside it.

“We didn’t wish to detract from the general scale and massing of the primary home, which is substantial,” defined architect Magnus Ström, founding father of Ström Architects.

The Pines house extension by Ström Architects
The constructing is constructed from fair-faced concrete and lime-washed brick

The purchasers are a pair with three grown-up kids. Like Ström, they’re initially from Sweden, which knowledgeable the selection of light-toned constructing supplies.

The pale concrete and brick had been designed to enhance the prevailing palette of white-painted pebble sprint, black-painted timbers and terracotta roof tiles.

“We wished some distinction,” Ström advised Dezeen. “The palette enhances the prevailing, but has a Scandinavian contact.”

Surrey house with garage in contemporary extension
A storage was relocated to the entrance of the property

A key facet of the transient was to usher in extra mild and create a greater reference to the backyard. The purchasers had been additionally eager for the primary dwelling areas to be separate from work and utility areas.

The brand new format relocates the storage to the south of the property, nearer to the doorway, liberating up house on the rear for an L-shaped extension that surrounds the swimming pool.

Kitchen and dining table in The Pines house extension by Ström Architects
The extension creates a big kitchen and eating room

The brand new kitchen and eating house is positioned within the centre, set 60 centimetres decrease than the primary home, with sliding glass doorways that lead out to the poolside terrace.

“Decreasing the ground allowed us to extend ceiling heights and step the extension together with the pure, light slope of the positioning,” stated Ström Architects.

New doorway openings on both aspect of a retained fire create a pure movement between the kitchen and a comfortable positioned behind.

Kitchen cupboards and home equipment are all contained with a storage wall, for a clear aesthetic. One in every of these white doorways additionally conceals the doorway to the hall main by to the brand new workplace, health club and sauna.

Gym in The Pines house extension by Ström Architects
An oak-lined health club can be included

The inside design of The Pines echoes the pale, heat tones of the outside with particulars together with oak cabinetry and pale porcelain flooring tiles.

The result’s extremely minimalist, very like earlier Ström Architects tasks equivalent to Island Relaxation, a vacation residence within the Isle of Wight, and The Quest, a up to date retirement residence in Dorset.

Sauna room with wooden seating
A sauna presents a view of the backyard

“The remodelling utterly adjustments the texture of the home and invitations mild into the areas,” added Ström.

“The backyard, which was redesigned as a part of the works, is now an integral a part of the design.”

The images is by Richard Chivers.