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Russel Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Wednesday 08 Apr 2009

Guests in the garden

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Extension re-connects Victorian villa with garden 

The interior of a listed Victorian villa in an Edinburgh Conservation area has been reconnected with the garden to form a modern sunlit family room and a guest suite.

The new family room and guest suite has been designed to contrast and complement the historic stone villa; glazed timber screens sit under a canopy supported on a lightweight galvanized steel columns that create south facing accommodation overlooking a sunny deck and terrace. The canopy roof pitches upwards to the south allowing sunlight to flood deep into the interior space where it is reflected by mirrors to create the illusion that the roof is floating above and teh space extends beyond.

The existing kitchen has been comprehensively remodelled and opened up, to form a continuous space with the new family room and garden. Large glazed sliding doors open fully allowing the activity of the family room to spill out into the gardens in the summer. Electronic controls enable mood lighting of the gardens and interiors.

The project is within the Trinity Conservation Area, notable for its historic Victorian villas with towers originally built for Sea Captains to view the Firth of Forth.

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