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Carlstone Lodge

This impressive extension on a Victorian villa used minimal windows sliding doors with a unique frame finish.

The extension on this Victorian Villa was designed to be bold and impressive. Thick walls and dark tones were used to make a striking statement against the existing building.

Internally, the living spaces in the existing building follow the traditional Victorian architecture style of small, compartmentalised rooms, most of which don’t benefit from much natural light. As you go through the home into the rear extension the home opens up into this strikingly bright open plan space.

The downward sloping geometric ceiling structure creates a unique room with levels of differing height. Due to the slope of the ceiling, it was important to incorporate large glazing elevations to ensure the space was flooded with natural light.

minimal windows sliding glass doors were used in a corner opening pocket configuration as the slim aluminium frames and impressive pane sizes maximise the amount of light that can enter.

The frame colour of these doors was of particular importance to the architect and client. The finish they chose in the end was a specialist finish called ‘Beige Curry’, which is a stunning gold toned colour.

The monochrome interior design creates a high end, contemporary aesthetic and the use of white floors, walls and ceiling allows the natural light to reflect around the room, increasing the perceived size of the space.

The gold in the unique low hanging light fixture and the gold on the frames of the large slim sliding doors complements the greyscale colour palette. Use of this unusual colour for the sliding glass door frames results in an overall aesthetic that exudes elegance and luxury.

From the rear view the extension contrasts beautifully with the brickwork behind, whilst also complementing the building by using a similar external finish colour as the one used on the existing villa roof.

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Image credit: Lipton Plant Architects