The Laundry House

The new extension to a castles laundry is an exact echo of the original building on plan and roof levels but there all similarities end. The glazed west gable is in striking contrast to the solid sandstone gable original. Lower roofs over the bathroom and utility room are used to make the old and new visually separate.

A curved roof enables a second storey while ensuring the ridge is no higher. The ceiling within follows the shape of the roof in curved plywood.

An internal central courtyard, from which you access all rooms, is on three levels with a glass roof, the hub of the house. Although the original lounge remains unaltered a smaller sitting room was provided on the first floor with a glass wall to the west with uninterrupted views. The kitchen below has two large glass doors linking the house to the garden.

The Victorian Laundry has been brought back into use as a dramatic contemporary house.

Overall Winner - Angus Design Awards 2000

Architects Journal Small Projects Award 2000