Kings Lea, Abinger, Dorking

This project was carried out while working for Lees Munday Architects in Gomshall, Surrey. An extension / re-model project deep in Abinger, Dorking. The client's brief was to improve and enlarge their newly acquired Victorian and Edwardian house to be more family friendly and sustainable. The existing gloomy kitchen on the east side of the house, with no garden access, has been moved into a single light filled airy barn-like family space, with kitchen, dining and daytime seating, in the sunny western aspect of the house. Five metre long bespoke sliding doors open onto a paved patio for alfresco dining and childrens play. The old living room, with its main views to the garden and landscape blocked by an ugly chimney, was extended forward with large format sliding glazed doors, and a new chimney built with a wood burning stove.