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North facing extension creates bright social indoor/ outdoor space

This lovely period property had a small and dark, north facing kitchen. The homeowners wished to extend the kitchen to create a social indoor/outdoor entertaining space.

Absolute Architecture added a single storey contemporary extension, beautifully clad with Western Red Cedar. Stunning slimline folding doors are the focus of the space, maximising light and views over lovely countryside. A large frameless glass rooflight brings even more light in, over an elegant contemporary kitchen.

Location: Streatley on Thames, Berkshire

Materials: Western red cedar cladding, ultra slimline glazing, frameless glass roof lights

The clever aspects: Bringing light into a north facing kitchen is always a challenge, achieved here by maximising wall and roof glazing and keeping finishes fresh and light. The interior finishes extend seamlessly out into an outdoor entertaining area, making the house feel more connected to the garden.

Friends on the project:

  • AG construction were the main contractors
  • Ultraline provided the glazing
  • Elements provided the kitchen

We love:

The homeowners think that we nailed this very simple brief. They now have a beautiful, light, stylish kitchen that connects seamlessly with the outdoor entertaining area.



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Providing tailored support and services to see homes all the way through their transformation, Absolute Architecture are the go-to residential architecture business for ambitious dream homes that require a little extra creativity, inspiration or planning expertise. We are a RIBA Chartered and Passivhaus accredited practice based in Newbury, Berkshire. Absolute Architecture serves the Cotswolds, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and surrounding areas.




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Commercial House
53B Kingsbridge Rd,
Newbury, Berkshire
RG14 6DY