Britain’s earliest planned garden suburb comprises rows of substantial sandstone villas with generous gardens along broad tree-lined boulevards. This example, split two-decades ago into four flats, is situated at the crest of a hill and thus benefits from wonderful panoramic views of Glasgow’s West End. With the owner’s growing family requiring more space, extending into the loft satisfies this need and provides the chance to take further advantage of the views and daylight.
Beginning in an entrance space opened up to the rafters and topped by new rooflights, a new sequence of spaces is revealed ranging in scale and privacy. While the exterior walls of the property are unchanged, the roof is insulated and relined, with focussed openings where necessary. A series of interrelated interventions include new rooflights, glazed screens, staircase, and cabinetry, all complimenting the historic features of the property.