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Victorian villa revitalised

April 7 2009

Victorian villa revitalised
Arcade Architects have remodelled the interior of a listed Victorian home to reconnect a modern family room and guest suite with the garden.

Glazed timber screens sit under a canopy supported on lightweight galvanized steel columns that creates south facing accommodation that opens onto a deck and terrace that is designed to contrast and complement the stone villa.  

The canopy roof projects upward to allow direct sunlight to flood interior spaces where specially positioned mirrors catch and splay the light to create an illusory impression that the roof is floating above an extended space beyond.

An existing kitchen has been comprehensively remodelled and opened up, to form a continuous space with the new family room and garden. Large glazed sliding doors open fully allowing the activity of the family room to spill out into the gardens in the summer. Electronic controls enable mood lighting of the gardens and interiors.

The project is located within the Trinity Conservation Area, famed for its historic Victorian villas with towers originally built for Sea Captains to view the Firth of Forth.
Victorian villa revitalised

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