Hertfordshire House

York Road

We are working on an oversized rear extension utilising natural materials and a simple palette which looks onto a mature garden in Hitchin. To the rear of the garden we are building a new garden studio, mirroring the language of the larger house extension

DHaus have won planning permission to design a new rear extension and garden room for a young family in Hitchin.

The existing narrow kitchen extension on ground floor will be removed and replaced with a new light filled kitchen and dining area. Spatially, the new space is articulated into two distinct volumes constructed from timber, concrete and glass, which provide a clear distinction from the main house.

The windows and joinery are made from Douglas Fir to provide further material richness.

To the rear of the garden a new garden gym and store looks back onto the house and the mature garden. Works are due to start on site in December 2021.

“Even the smallest daily chore can be humanised with the harmony of culture.”

Alvar Aalto