Marjam House Status: Complete 2010, Appointment: feasibility / planning / building regulations / on site
'Marjam House' is located in Leigh Woods, Bristol, a small and exclusive residential area adjacent to 200 hectares of National Trust woodland at the western end of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
The clients purchased the property with a view to extending and refurbishing to reinvent it as a contemporary family home to provide flexible modern living, with lots of daylight
Our extensive refurbishment included the demolition of the outbuildings on the north side and existing entrance porch. In its place is a double height glazed entrance off the main courtyard. Inside, the use of a small palette of materials within each volumetric form aids the open feel and lightness of the house.
The reorganisation of space is centred around the staircase which wraps around and cantilevers off one of the original load bearing walls.
The design offers a bold statement whilst complementing the existing urban fabric of Leigh Woods Conservation Area.