Old Vicarage keeps faith with tradition and achieves the right balance of old and new.

Adding an extension to a Victorian home demands an appreciation and understanding of how design themes can develop and blossom over several generations amid the need for continuity and harmony. Our clients, a well travelled couple had precisely that vision and we worked with them to guide their Victorian home through the ages, appreciating the beauty of old and adding a measured contemporary feel to their new extension. Built in 1878, the house was originally an old vicarage with classic high ceilings and is now a bustling family home. The extension needed to adhere to the same proportions of the original house and we took a very considered approach in assessing how these proportions merge in to the new kitchen architecture. The right balance of function vs. form was paramount through every aspect of the design and as accomplished cooks, the bulthaup kitchen took centre stage with clean lines and highly engineered, innovative products and appliances.

The island or bulthaup mono-block is the kitchen’s hub, constructed in melamine resin in one piece. With trademark minimalist design, its high quality finish dictates the entire personality of the project. By ensuring the view from the working kitchen had the same sight line brought through to the original and new reception rooms, further openness and transparency was created. And as light travels via the kitchen, it soaks naturally through to the court yard with uninterrupted ease. Further interiors inspiration flowed from the Japanese influence of innovation, discipline, ceremony, and order, adding another layer of tradition to a house already steeped in history.

Keywords

bulthaup b3 / wine cellar / Victorian renovation / Blackened oak / C3 table / Holistic design / Gaggenau appliances / Carl Hansen furniture / Silestone worktop