This existing 2 storey detached, corner property, in Whitburn near Sunderland, had 1 major positive feature, a fantastic beach front position. We remodelled the entire house, and gardens to take advantage of its prime location. We moved the entrance away from the side street and re-instated it back onto the front elevation, we added a new gable with generous glazed balconies and a 3rd floor, so that all bedrooms and living spaces could be afforded sea views. The existing free standing garage was demolished, doubling the rear garden space, for thisĀ  5 bedroom, 3 bathroom contemporary family home. The palette of crisp render, hand made brick, weather boarding and stainless steel reflect its coastal location and immediate neighbours.

Winner of Sunderland City Council’s, LABC Building Excellence Award, Best Domestic Extension/ Alteration.

Status: Completed Nov 2009

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