The client asked Quay2c to rejig her bathrooms which were poorly appointed in a second floor dormer extension to the rear. Other than this the four storey Grade II listed, six bedroomed house has a cloakroom bathroom to the raised ground floor entry level. Attention thus moved to whether there could be facilities logically on each level of the building.
The unused “slot” to the north side of the building was identified as a possible space for an extension, being an under-utilized rather blank space punctuated by plumbing pipes and an unsightly water tank to the skyline, should anyone bother to look. The idea of building there would provide a useful visual upgrade while allowing the exiting bathroom to be converted back into a pleasant west facing garden bedroom / study.
The space, it was realized, could be accessed at the various levels off the houses main staircase by knocking doorway sized apertures through the external wall to provide three bathrooms on each of the main levels of the house. Bricks from these holes could then be used to colour match the new walls to the existing brickwork.
Planning permission and listed building consent was granted in the Summer of 2010, and completed in 2012.
Re-design bathroom layout in a four storey Grade II listed building.