Roseland cottage is a contemporary glass extension to an 18th century stone cottage in Cornwall. The clients wished for a better connection to their garden and to better utilise the garage building to the side of the plot. The design resolved to break open a route from the kitchen through the gable end and into a generous, glassy and light space where the clients could relax and enjoy the garden setting.
The clients are keen coffee drinkers and wished for a full barista setup within a custom made island by Craigie Woodworks. This forms the linking space between kitchen and sitting area, at the rear of the extension. Natural light pours down into this space through a glazed slot in the roof and wall. This not only provides a beautiful play of light over the stonework, but creates a delicate connection point between extension and house.