The use of two large Glazing Vision bespoke rooflights seamlessly integrate into a Derbyshire family home, providing the focal point required to unlock beautiful views and a stunning contemporary kitchen.
Set within a large, private plot with mature hedgerow to all sides, and situated within the heart of the countryside, the young family involved wanted to create a home which allowed them to make use of their views and allowed quality family time.
The property benefited from a simple layout and minimal colour pallet, which helped to aid the open and light contemporary feel within the house.
However, the existing kitchen was small, dark and did not mirror the rest of this fresh, spacious family home.
The clients’ initial discussions with Simon Foote Architects were insightful, and a clear plan of action was achieved.
The owners had a defined style when furnishing their home – minimal and simple – but with one piece of furniture used as a focal point in each room.
This was mirrored in the kitchen, with the large bespoke Eaves rooflight from Glazing Vision acting as a focal point to the incredible views across the countryside.
Jenny Hunter, Studio Manager at Simon Foote Architects, said: “The design was formed around three elements: the views, the land levels, and pulling daylight into the centre of the house. Rooflights allowed us to draw light into the space as well as using them to link the space to the outdoors.”
The fixed Eaves Flushglaze roof light, measuring 4136mm (span) x 1347mm (width) x 2750mm (height), created a seamless transition between the indoors and outdoors, thanks to the flush frameless design of the product.
The Glazing Vision Sliding Over Fixed roof light combines a sliding pane of glass that retracts over a fixed one.
This combination was perfect for the homeowners, as it not only helped to fill their kitchen with natural daylight, but also improved natural ventilation and the connection with the outdoors, due to the retractable element of the product.
Further works to landscape an area between the kitchen and the pool house completes the scheme and creates a unique and exquisite composition to this modern family.
Although it was the first time working with Simon Foote Architects, Jenny Hunter mentioned that the team found the Glazing Vision team to be ‘particularly knowledgeable’, helping to keep the whole process simple and provide the perfect solution for their clients.
“We have extremely happy clients and that’s what it’s all about. We are pleased with the finished results as we have achieved a design that allows the clients to move through the space and experience the different views individually. This ensures that there is a layer of reveal to the design depending on where you are within the space,” Jenny said.
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