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forresterarchitects

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forresterarchitects - Cholmeley

forresterarchitects

A small cottage is transformed with the addition of a blue steel mezzanine to increase the useable floor space.

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Adam Scott Images


Details of the steel stair.

Details of the steel stair. 



Details of the mezzanine.

Details of the mezzanine. 



Details of the steel stair.

Details of the steel stair. 



The mezzanine floor space.

The mezzanine floor space. 



The ground floor with blue steel mezzanine above.

The ground floor with blue steel mezzanine above. 



A small cottage in our client's garden was under utilised but held great potential; that potential has now been realised. A new blue steel mezzanine has been inserted to run the length of the cottage to provide a significant increase in usable floor area. The cottage interior has enlivened to provide a simple but bold stand-alone accommodation for the in-laws. When the cottage is not being used by guests it retains the flexibility to provide a study area for the client's daughters. Or in the evening it can be used as a party venue following dinner parties or where everyone can watch a film. To assist in the flexibility of space clever joinery will be incorporated to conceal the beds when they are not in use.

Word from the architect

"It's rare you find a cottage in your garden but my clients have that on purchasing their house in Highgate. That said it has remained under utilised over the years. It is now time for some upgrading and the cottage is to be enlivened to provide stand alone accommodation for the in-laws. When not used by guests it will have a certain amount of flexibility to provide a study area for the client's daughters and their friends. In the evening it will be used as a party venue following dinner parties or where they can watch a film."