Henley Home is a minimal residence positioned in Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom, designed by McLaren.Excell. The residence, spanning three flooring, underwent a change that addressed an ill-fitting double twin pitched glass extension. The agency’s answer concerned developing a brand new again façade for the extension with Danish bricks, reintroducing the house’s unique appeal and class. For the outside of the extension, McLaren Excell chosen pinkish-red bricks from the Danish heritage model Petersen Tegl, chosen for his or her resemblance to the villa’s unique brickwork. The usage of ‘Sussex Purple’ mortar from Limetec enhances the extension’s solidity and subtlety enhances the primary construction. The design contains brick soffits that body the substantial sliding glass doorways, creating depth and contributing to the impression of spaciousness from inside.
Subsequent to those doorways, a big window within the eating space provides views of a tranquil, Japanese-style courtyard. The backyard contains a collaboration with Sean Walter from Plant Specialist, integrating a water function paying homage to the River Thames, a nod to the owners’ fondness for rowing. Internally, the identical brick motif continues, paired with oak paneling to streamline the house and remove earlier congestion. A coffered ceiling with uncovered joists provides dimension to the extension’s entrance, whereas strategically positioned skylights improve the pure lighting. The kitchen showcases a grand island crafted from Italian titanium travertine, with a strong, polished floor and a sandblasted base.
Oak cladding on the partitions and ground accentuates the kitchen’s stone components. On the villa’s entrance, window restoration contains portray the frames a refined gray to enrich the brickwork’s delicate hues. The renovation prolonged to the higher ranges, the place the ceiling was eliminated to broaden the house and enhance insulation for power effectivity. The substitute of carpets and plywood with oiled oak floorboards, alongside the refurbishing of present boards, underscores the agency’s consideration to element. The dressing space and ensuite rest room are unified by a placing Arabescato Corchia marble worktop, with sinks that mirror the home windows’ design. This marble additionally adorns the partitions and doorways, making a cohesive aesthetic. In the master bedroom, the addition of oiled oak joinery under the image rail accentuates the historic cornicing.