Lanark Road West, Alterations & Extension, Balerno, Edinburgh

The Nelsons, in 2004, tasked us with the alteration and extension of their family home on Lanark Road West.

They wanted more space for family meals, entertaining, and sitting around doing homework or craft projects, or reading the papers on a Sunday morning. Mr and Mrs Nelson also wanted to add an en-suite and dressing room to the master bedroom, for a little extra comfort and privacy.

We designed an extension to the rear of the property which spanned two levels and created the flexibility that the family needed. The large dining kitchen was designed to provide an adaptable family room with large windows that open onto the garden. It’s great in the summer for the kids to play outside whilst the parents enjoy a glass of wine with friends. The room is bathed in daylight from full height windows and roof glazing, centred over the solid oak dining table.

The extension allowed us also to remodel the master bedroom, adding an upper level. This created the space for a luxurious en-suite with double sinks, a full bath, and a rainfall shower. Adjacent is the dressing room, which provides ample storage for both Mr and Mrs Nelson, allowing for more space and calm within the bedroom itself.

Client: Mr and Mrs Nelson
Status: Completed May 2008