Maximising its Southsea beach location, this house has seamless thresholds between inside and out. This project takes full advantage of the 180˚ marine views and the beautifully landscaped garden. The level threshold between the kitchen and the garden creates a harmonious flow and sense that the garden is an extension of the kitchen diner. This is further emphasised by the floor-to-ceiling sliding doors. It was a conscious design decision to opt for sliding doors rather than bi-folds, this was to reduce the number of door panels. These large glass sliders provide an unobstructed view of the garden, doors open or closed.
The modest rear extension opened up the house to create a beautiful kitchen space, and the eye is in the details with the clients opting for a high-end finish. The clients wanted to make the space feel as light and open as possible and so opted for no tall kitchen units…complete with fridge drawers.
On the first floor an existing bedroom became a living space, which benefits from a southern facing balcony. The frameless glass balustrades ensure that the sea view is not interrupted by a hand rail, especially at seated eye level.
On the top floor a wall was removed to open up the landing. This created the perfect work from home space.