Badgers started as a rather cool 1950s bungalow, perched high at the top of the sloping site. The accommodation was neatly split into two wings, a living zone and a bedroom zone, connected by a glass link.
The brief was to build on this concept, increasing the footprint and upgrading the modern design to today’s standards. The resultant design was to remove the low pitched roofs and create a principal section with a large mono pitched red zinc roof to accommodate the main living spaces. The glass link now encloses a planted courtyard set in the centre of the floorplan and visible from all sides. The bedroom wing has a new upper floor, hosting solely the luxurious principal bedroom suite, complete with a hot tub on the roof terrace exploiting the tree tops views.
Surrounding the courtyard is a generous and welcoming porch and a new art studio.
Externally the property is made up of the original yellow stock brick, now complemented with blue-grey engineering bricks, burgundy aluminium doors and windows and a terracotta red, folded seam zinc roof.
The colours are consistent through to the interior. Terracotta quarry tiles on the floor throughout, oak panelling, joinery and framing as the final material. The overall finish provides a warm, natural and functional space.
The project is due to complete Summer 2024 when the landscaping scheme will bring everything together to finish a project we are all really proud of.