Remodelling of a bungalow – Wignall House, Brighton
This three storey house with hints of Bauhaus style, makes a significant statement amongst the street of 1930s style architecture with its clean lines, expansive glazing and flat roof opening up to stunning views towards the sea. The proposal involved demolishing the roof of the existing bungalow and adding two floors above. It was important for the client to maximise the views to the south and west and this was achieved with a flat terrace roof, perceptively designed through a series of steps. The glazing visually connects the house to the garden and opens out on the first floor with a dual aspect view in the living room area offering an elevated outlook over the garden and across Brighton.
The style meets the client’s requirements of creating elegant space whilst being sympathetic to many local building precedents.
• Lightweight timber construction with high levels of insulation
• New high performance double glazed windows &doors
• AAA rated energy efficient appliances
• Low flush toilets, low flow rate taps and showers, and rainwater harvesting tank
• Wood burning stove
• Environmentally friendly paints
• Energy efficient light fittings and lamps – compact fluorescents and LEDs
• Home automation system to control heating and lighting
• Recycling and composting bins
Build Cost: £350k
Photography by James French