Finn Court, Martlesham

Prior to its redevelopment Finn Court was a single storey flat roofed dwelling of ‘modern’ late 20th Century style. Originally built circa 1970, the building had become stark and uninviting over the years, with an unpleasant frontage which was dominated by garaging and forecourt.

The revised design by Patrick Allen & Associates Ltd added a first floor to the existing property, with the mono-pitch roofs helping to introduce a more exciting aspect to the principle elevation and transforming it into an attractive and welcoming home.

The existing living room projection to the rear has been re-clad with vertical cedar cladding, now appearing as a contemporary single storey extension to the main house. The joinery has been replaced throughout with grey coated aluminium and the materials have been updated, softening the previously harsh exterior.

Client: Private Client

Structural Engineer: Riadh K. Mohsen

Photography: Matthew Smith Architectural Photography