The existing kitchen and dining room of Ross Ave were small with a tiny utility room splitting them. The existing house lounge is north facing with the best southern aspect and views from the smaller kitchen and dining rooms. Keen to create a new living space with a family room, dining area and kitchen linked, Shona and Gerry asked am architect to design an extension which opened up the back of the house, framed the views and created a small covered decked area. They were keen to reflect the existing house materials but also to introduce a composite timber effect boarding. The design forms a cantilevered frame over a stone base course with render to the east wall and overhang roof framing the main family room set back under this and clad in the board. With utility relocated to the garage, the kitchen and dining area are linked together leading to the family room. The family room has a large picture window framing the views over Craigie Hill and leads directly to the covered deck via a sliding door.
‘First class service, excellent experience from a terrific architect!’
‘We cannot recommend Andy and his service highly enough. His personal service, care and the level of detail that we went into were exceptional. My wife and I struggled with some of the design concepts - it would be fair say that we didn't articulate well what we wanted but somehow Andy understood and the end result matches this review outstanding.
It all became very clear when he showed us examples of other work and the computer generated examples of our build - after that we knew exactly we wanted and Andy brought our ideas to life.
We don't know very much about architects drawings and service but we have friends who do and the level of detail was amazing, everyone that we showed our drawings too complimented the drawings but the real test was from our contractors who again were very complimentary.
Andy remained with us throughout the job, he was always at the end of the phone or on site.
Please use Andy for your project, you will not be disappointed.’