Well Under Yew
Benchmark Architects proposed the remodelling of the ground floor and a triangular addition to the rear which subtly adjusted the aspect of the house to the side using the new spaces to refocus the ground floor spaces. The allows the house the maximum area for extension to the rear wall and at the same time created a new terrace area to the side with large sliding folding doors which allow light into the new living spaces. Roof lanterns and
smaller ‘pocket’ terrace finish the renovation internally whilst exceptional standard of brickwork and detailing finished the outside.
Well Under Yew is one of the earliest Benchmark
Architects projects and was awarded a LABC Award for the building work and craftmanship. The house was a historic style detached property on an unusual shaped plot with beautiful mature planting and a brickwall boundary. The house did not connect well with the garden which is mostly to the side and so the family required that the house was extended to create additional floor area for the growing family including a new kitchen living and dining space with supporting utility and pantry area.