Portal House

 

Portal House

Edgley Design recently gained planning approval for this modern, open plan five bed family home. The project will replace an existing Edwardian house to make better use of the available floor area and so providing more amenity for the occupants. The front façade interprets the street’s more traditional appearance in a contemporary way by breaking down its scale with framed set-backs as well as different materialities.

In contrast, the rear façade of the building has a much more modern appearance. The living areas at ground floor level open up to the long stretched rear garden via generous glass and sliding door elements.

A generous staircase, dramatically lit from the very top of the roof, connects the house from its basement all the way up to the second floor, which lies within the pitched roof space.

MediumJenny Leary