Newsletter - Links - Advertise - Contact Us - Privacy
 

Garden plot brings home opportunities in Edinburgh suburbia

Bookmark and Share | Send to friend

September 24 2020

Garden plot brings home opportunities in Edinburgh suburbia

Proposals for a new build home to the rear of Essex Road, Edinburgh, have been authored by J A Leask Architects, made possible by subdividing an existing garden.

A corner plot to the south of the extensive gardens has been identified as suitable for a four-bedroom property while still retaining a large garden to the west of the current property.

With an access road already in-situ this site, currently in use as a concrete parking bay, lends itself to development, with a change in level further enabling the home to bed down within the landscape.

In a planning statement, the architect wrote: "The form of the house maintains a relationship to the surrounding vernacular styles while being expressed as a new element.

"The roof has been expressed using standing seam zinc to again minimise the visual impact from the existing garden, with vertically lines drawing the eye upwards away from the house towards the surrounding foliage."

Visually split between a standing seam zinc roof and white, smooth cast render the property seeks to establish a contemporary aesthetic in its suburban context.

Large format picture windows make the most of garden views
Large format picture windows make the most of garden views
The garden plot benefits from established access
The garden plot benefits from established access

5 Comments

TheFakeArchitect
#1 Posted by TheFakeArchitect on 24 Sep 2020 at 12:09 PM
I like it. Nice little simple project. A bit of a squeeze but then again, what isn't nowadays.
Stevie Steve
#2 Posted by Stevie Steve on 24 Sep 2020 at 14:16 PM
Wheres the front door? They could do with something to articulate/highlight it...
Terra
#3 Posted by Terra on 25 Sep 2020 at 00:34 AM
Nice!
George Buchanan
#4 Posted by George Buchanan on 25 Sep 2020 at 13:52 PM
Lovely scheme and beautiful visuals.
Cadmonkey
#5 Posted by Cadmonkey on 29 Sep 2020 at 17:11 PM
I wouldn't like visitors, including the postie, requiring to walk right up to my living area glazing and seeing what I am up to. A total lack of privacy is a mistake.

Post your comments

 

All comments are pre-moderated and
must obey our house rules.

 

Back to September 2020

Search News
Subscribe to Urban Realm Magazine
Features & Reports
For more information from the industry visit our Features & Reports section.