Barc Architects - architectural and interior design. We specialise in the design and delivery of high quality contemporary buildings, extensions and renovations in Devon and the South West.

Headon Gardens

Location: Exeter, Devon
Client: Private
Status: Complete

The proposal for Headon Gardens is to remove the corner of the existing kitchen and add a ground floor extension; enlarging the kitchen and allowing space for a new utility room, toilet and workshop; creating a large, open plan family space. The new extension utilises materials drawn from the local context and in particular the existing houses along Headon Gardens Road; a mixture of white render and red brick. The contemporary form of the sloping roof distinguishes the new extension from the existing building and the green roof aims to enhance the views from the first floor windows and neighbouring properties.

The proposed layout and form of the extension are an attempt to blur the lines between the home and the garden. The full height glazing reinforces the strong connection with the garden and allows light to penetrate deep within the building.