Frobisher Avenue


Located at the end of a 1970’s cul-de-sac, Arka were commissioned to undertake a total re-design and extension of the house for a young family who had recently purchased the property. To cater for modern living the brief required more open-plan kitchen / living / dining space as well as a better interaction with the rear garden area which itself benefits from a south aspect and mature planting. 

Key moves were to re-orientate the staircase to allow a better flow from the entry porch into the hall and through the ground floor accommodation.

The rear ‘L’ shaped extension creates a dramatic living/dining space with bi-folding doors which slide away from each other to form a fully open internal corner with direct access to the patio and garden space. The design utilised a mix of brick, render and timber slats to refresh the external appearance.

The use of the larch slats was recognised in the Wood For Good Awards 2016.