The client had needed to install a lift in this large detached house to enable upstairs access for his disabled daughter. Unfortunately, there were still a number of areas inaccessible for her wheelchair & a thorough reconfiguration was required.
The decision was made to build a new wing on the back of the house to provide all of the facilities necessary for the daughter to be able to live on the ground floor of the house & better integrate with the whole family.
Resulting views for everyone were important & adequate surveillance of the daughter’s personal quarters was essential to ensure safety.
Modern assisted living features were also a key requisite.
The client also wanted to take the opportunity to substantially change the design & appearance of the house.
Having explored various materials, the integration of timber louvres in the revised front elevation was the preferred option.
The final design significantly developed the front aspect of the house & reflected the brief to create a ‘modern home’.