This addition to a Georgian house in Wetherby exploits the walled vernacular of the Yorkshire town. The hard street edge conceals a modernist intervention that cascades down into the garden, overlooking the River Wharfe and the flood plain beyond.
A balance has been achieved between the clients’ desire for a contemporary minimal aesthetic and the rich texture and vernacular form of the existing building.
The main focus of the extension is a relaxed living area in contrast with the formal rooms of the existing Georgian house. This space leads out into the garden, its horizontal qualities reflecting the landscape held by the white folding form.