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Mortimer Road, Bristol

EJ Studio was set the design challenge of reconfiguring this sprawling former student flat into a contemporary, open plan home, fit for the social and working needs of a busy, young professional couple. 


Planning permission was obtained for the installation of full height glazed doors between the living room and garden, as well as two extensions; one rear extension for an additional bathroom and home office, and a small garden room for a home gym. 


A large open plan kitchen-living-dining room was created, making the most of the high ceilings and period features. A link to the new rear extension was created from a former window, with a connecting view straight through to the garden beyond.


The extensions are both simple and contemporary in design, complementing the stone rear elevation of the existing house. They are clad in Siberian Larch, which was pre-weathered to give an even, pale grey appearance; a necessary process given the north-facing aspect of the house. A corner window seat looks out from the office and over the garden, which has been divided into a series of different areas for relaxed seating and outdoor dining. In-situ concrete and black brick pavers complement the material palette of the extensions. 


The two generous bedrooms at the front of the house have been reconfigured to integrate an ensuite to both and inbuilt storage. The hallway has been opened up, with new integrated joinery. 


EJ Studio was appointed from RIBA Stage 1-4, and provided ongoing support to the clients throughout the build, who self-managed the build.

Project Details:

Windows: Origin

Garden: Tranquilo Landscapes

Kitchen + Bathrooms: Boilers Bathrooms Wetrooms

Timber Cladding: Russwood Siberian Larch with                    

Status: Completed December 2022





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