Following our recent measured survey of the existing chalet bungalow we’re entering our ‘Design Development’ phase for the project.
The client brief is to make the most of the direct sea views, to improve connection with the outside and to create a more spacious and functional ground floor layout.
At first floor the main driver is, again, space. The existing loft conversion provides a small bathroom and a small bedroom. With almost all of this first floor space under sloping ceilings, these rooms are almost unusable for the property owners.
The proposal creates more space at ground floor by moving the stairs towards the rear of the building and replacing two single storey extensions with more appropriate additions. The replacement front extension includes large glazed doors to maximise the views out, while the replacement rear extension provides a bedroom with a simplified shape allowing better functionality and flexibility despite actually being slightly smaller area.
At first floor, a raised ridge and eaves level will increase the amount of usable floor area, opening up almost the entire footprint. This allows for the creation of an additional bedroom, as well as creating a huge master bedroom with dressing area, ensuite and large glass doors accessing to a new roof terrace looking out from the cliffs of Peacehaven over the English Channel.
Initial feedback from the local planning department is promising so watch this space for more news as the project progresses.