In 2017, Tom Black Architects were approached by a one-time colleague to provide architectural services at post planning stage on the clients attractive contemporary new house.
This bold project would see an existing bungalow transformed beyond recognition into a stunning contemporary two storey house. The additional storey was to be constructed in timber frame and clad externally in anthracite coloured fibre cement rain screen tiles with some areas adjacent to the storey height windows picked out in vertical timber batten cladding.
The existing ground floor of the property would be rendered white in a new textured cement render. The resulting transformation has produced an eye catching yet well-mannered contemporary home on this pleasant suburban road in Leeds that respects the scale of the adjacent properties, but also provides its owners with a spacious and open layout particularly at the rear of the property where the wide sliding patio doors serving the open plan kitchen and dining room open onto the rear garden with impressive views of the city centre to the south.