Western Lane


This 2 bed single storey house sits within the curtilage of a Grade 2 listed building in a conservation area. The site previously had been a garage, originally Victorian stables. Potter & Holmes designed a mews-style courtyard single-storey house not overlooking adjacent houses and itself protected from overlooking. This was achieved by using sandblasted windows and doors to the rear and a sedum roof.

The planning condition required the elevation to match the previous building so the design incorporated a timber louvered opening amongst London stock bricks. The pitched roof to living area gives a higher ceiling height and plenty of natural light. Dining niche allows zoning of open-plan living area, with windows to suit the change in height.

Underfloor heating, to avoid needing radiators on walls, maximised the wall space in this compact building and the original small Victorian bricks were recycled in the paving to the courtyard.