Private Homes \ Pembroke Place, Edinburgh

The project was completed in 2016.

A house extension and internal alterations to a terraced cottage in central Edinburgh.

From the front there is no sign of the radical alterations within. The original four roomed cottage has had its rear completely removed and extended to create a large kitchen/dining /living space which reaches down into the rear garden. The two original rooms at the front become bedrooms, and a new master bedroom in the roof space is accessed from a stair within a new social space located at the rear. The extension makes the plan relatively deep and to counter this roof light is brought in between pitched and flat roofs, and again, near the ridge. There the roof light is in fact two: a light to the apex of the living room is reflected in a mirror to give the illusion of a ridge light, and immediately behind it, a second roof light brings south light into the north facing master-bedroom.

The new social space spans the width of the site but the boundary walls are manipulated so that the new steel structure appears to sit on free-standing stepped walls with the spaces between walls and pitched soffit, glazed with mirrors giving the illusion of 'space beyond' on both sides of the house.  The house was built for Mark Evans the son of Steve and Gail Evans of Inscape Joinery who live three doors away.

Architects Richard Murphy with Craig Amy Architect
Builders Inscape Joinery Ltd
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