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The Sherrards

About the project

When my Clients bought this house, neither the house or gardens had been touched for decades. Essentially, it was a two bedroom house with three small and dark ground floor rooms. The task was to turn this house into a 4 bedroom family home with open plan ground floor living space. The complication was that it is located within a Green Belt area where strict planning restrictions on volume and floor area increases are imposed.

​By raising the roof just over a meter, two large bedrooms and an En-Suite where added in the roof space. As this added very little to the impact the building had on the Green Belt area, I was then able to maximise the floor area increases to the ground floor level.

By creating a curved extension on the corner of the existing house, a large open plan living area was created which provides wide sweeping views of the garden. Smaller existing rooms where kept to provide a snug area, an entrance foyer, and utility/WC/storage facilities.

Key Features

– Maximise floor area in a Green Belt location

– Full refurbishment and extension

– Mixing modern and traditional architecture

– Open plan living flowing out onto the garden

– Curved extension to link the interior to the exterior

 

"My wife and I had some vague ideas of what we wanted, however, the expertise, creativity, and knowledge provided by John Morris have transformed our brief into the vision of a dream home." 

- Richard Mitchell, Ealing

" It was the first time that we have used an architect and we found that the use of John's services was paid back both in terms of the savings that he was able to identify through excellent contacts and helpful advice as well as the added value for the house. It also helped us avoid making expensive mistakes through a piecemeal approach." 

- Martin & Lyndsey Done, Gunthorpe

"John Morris Architects was one of three architects we found on the internet. After a couple of meetings with each of them and John's initial concept design, we found it very easy to make our choice. I would recommend John Morris architects to anybody and would love to work with John on another job in the future." 

-Simon & Sharon Moss, Nottingham

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