Frame House: A Unique House with Intimate Room and Special Nook to Frame the Views

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For this unique house, the client doesn’t want to have a ubiquitous glazed rear extension. The architect from HAMISH & LYONS Architects loves all about inglenooks, so an intimate room and special nook are designed to frame the beautiful views around this house. Now Frame House turns into a warm and welcoming house with a comfortable atmosphere.

Structure

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The glazed box of this house faces the garden, providing a special nook as a good place to enjoy the amazing views. The existing closet wing is reconfigured and used as a part of the Victorian property refurbishment in De Beauvoir Town, London. The house structure becomes more simple after the reconfiguration.

 

Details

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The architect responses the client wish by relocating the guest toilet and also straightened the dog-leg stairs in order to create a double height viewing room. It can give a unique effect of the stepping down when everyone goes to the garden while descending the stair from the raised level of the ground to the lower level.

 

Interior

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The interior design of Frame House is inspired by Soane’s top lit spaces with a large roof light that replacing the old solid pitched roof. The architect also focuses on the box details lined and located in band-sawn oak slats that look like giant picture frames. There is under-seat heating with two bronze fold out reading lights and low-iron glass for maximum transparency.

 

Rooms

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The intimate room is an important part of the house and within the garden. This room is imagined as a nook with cushions and sheepskins that not overlooked, so the client will not feel like being in a goldfish bowl at all. The windows are designed with wooden frames, capturing awesome and beautiful views with intimate and natural details.