Townscape architects were commissioned for a groundfloor remodel and kitchen extension design in Leeds to transform this substantial family home on Ling Lane in North Leeds. Previous owners had extended the existing 1930s dwelling, and the internal layout had become fragmented, unsuitable for modern-day family living. Our brief was to create an open-plan kitchen, family room and cinema room to reconfigure the flow of the house. Townscape provided a full architectural service from start to finish, including overseeing the construction phase.
We renovated a charming extended-period home in Scarcroft village, on Ling Lane, widely known as “Millionaire’s Row” in Leeds. By designing an extensive open-plan kitchen-living area to let in abundant natural light, we transformed the internal layout of the house. Using bifolding kitchen doors, we made the space adaptable to indoor-outdoor living, and we opened up the previous interior walls and made the formerly confined space feel more spacious and inviting.
Our client had a vision of a ground floor that felt open, free, and full of possibilities. They wanted a space that could be easily adapted to different needs and moods, with natural light and fresh air flowing throughout. To make this vision a reality, we designed large entrance areas and double doors to create a flexible living space that could be opened up or enclosed, depending on the moment, for a 360-degree connected space.
The kitchen’s roof lantern not only illuminates the space with natural light but also showcases sustainable design at its finest. Framing the dining area with sunlight from above, its presence creates a brighter, more spacious, atmospheric environment while delivering energy efficiency with thermally efficient glass.
Imagine a living room that adapts to your every need – a space that can be transformed into a fully immersive cinema room or opened up to create a more fluid, open-plan environment. An area that is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. This is what led to our living room design. A flexible space capable of being enclosed to facilitate a fully immersive cinema room experience or opened with sliding in-frame doors to foster an open-plan and fluid flow. A minimalistic bespoke media wall, incorporated with LED lighting, acoustic wall panels, and an integrated TV and sound system, was designed to fit seamlessly into the living room.
Arched doorways and entrances have the power to transform a room’s rigid structure into a graceful and welcoming space where softness and beauty come together in perfect harmony. We chose to use the curved architectural detail to showcase the 360 movement throughout the ground floor and amplify the feeling of space. The arches deviate from traditional design while making each room feel bigger and more connected to the next.
To combine exterior heritage with modern functionality within this stunning period home, we opted for a minimal monochrome yet highly contemporary high-specification kitchen with a central island, adding great flexibility to the kitchen. Providing additional seating and storage, the kitchen island converted the shape of the L-shaped kitchen into a U-shaped kitchen with flowing space.
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