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A new extension added to this lovely family home in the heart of one of Edinburgh’s neighbourhoods has transformed this building. The house is detached and set in a spacious garden.  The original kitchen faced north, with no link to the back garden.  The offshoot was ramshackle and accommodated a series of unheated spaces (mainly stores).  This was demolished and a simple & elegant extension added.

The new space is connected to the existing kitchen, to create a light and airy family room.  This opens out to the garden.  To the side, and using dead space up to the boundary, is a back door and a cloaks space, with a small utility off.

The new structure is simple in form, with a low pitch roof clad in zinc.  There is an interesting asymmetric exposed roof structure and big apex roof-lights.

The build was executed really well, the end result is fresh & unpretentious, and the house is transformed.