Photography by Michael Austin
This Grade II-listed, three-storey terraced house dating from 1750, in Emsworth, Hampshire, had a small outbuilding used for bikes and overflow storage that isolated the garden from the existing living areas. The brief from doctors Sarah Gilroy and Gill Clarke was to convert this outbuilding into summer living space, incorporating cycle storage, and link the new space to the garden.
The design changes levels, and two freestanding walls create three distinct areas within the overall spatial envelope: entrance, living and mezzanine. Externally-hung sliding doors open on to the garden, framing views.
Bicycle storage is hidden under the mezzanine.
Attention to detail was vital in the small space, including a stair that doubles as drawers and the shadow-gap detail that is continued to the tri-partite folding doors, which provide access to the bike store.
The contractor was Ashling Building & Joinery.