The use of the curved forms makes reference to the original curved stair-tower, with curved stairs and metal balustrading a recurring motif of Georgian-era Edinburgh houses. By keeping the extension to a single storey, the scale and visual impact is controlled and also allows the maximum amount of daylight into the garden facing rooms, including through a new window placed on axis, at the end of the entrance hallway.
    The interplay of the various levels, curved walls, steps and balustrades gives a theatrical character to the extension. The sunken courtyard gives access from the garden to the lower level of the house.
    • Blueprint 1
    • Blueprint 2
    • Blueprint 3