39 Parkholme Road

39 Parkholme Road, a Victorian terraced house, is situated within the Graham Road and Mapledene conservation area. It has been restored and remodeled to create a well-designed, simply expressed and flexible home for the changing needs of a growing family.

The brief was to create a dwelling with a high level of both design and sustainability. A palette of natural materials including copper, limestone and Douglas fir was chosen to reinforce the crafted aesthetic. Insulation, passive solar heating and grey water recycling help achieve a level of sustainability comparable to that of a new build home under 2010 Building Regulations.

The rear of the house was redesigned to incorporate a terrace, kitchen and dining space connecting the west-facing garden to the existing house. The simple box form of the extension clearly defines the new addition from the original building.

The project is a demonstration of the viability of combining sustainability with good design, a reflection of the principles of Macdonald Wright Architects.

www.macdonaldwright.com

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