21 Druid Stoke Avenue, Bristol
The first clients inherited a house with a double plot on Druid Stoke Avenue. The potential plot was well-sized and situated on the south side of the road on the edge of the steep drop with extensive views over Bristol. We obtained planning permission for a new detached house. The site was bought and our new clients asked us to make small modifications to the plans and then proceed to construction of the new house.
At ground floor level the house contains an integral garage, cloakroom, study, utility room, kitchen / breakfast room, living room and an oak staircase to the first floor where there are four bedrooms including a master bedroom with en-suite, a dressing room and a juliette balcony. There is underfloor heating throughout.
The house is constructed with red bricks up to sill height, then self-coloured render. The windows are grey colour-coated aluminium and the rainwater gutters and downpipes are the same to minimise maintenance. At the rear a wide row of sliding glazed panels allows maximum light to the kitchen / breakfast room. Solar glass and electric blinds prevent overheating. In the living room the glazed panels slide away from a corner, where there is no structural support, creating a completely open corner for this room.