Windmill Drive

Windmill Drive, Brighton
Client: Private
Status: Complete

Our brief for this project was to extend an existing two-bedroom bungalow into a four-bedroom family home. Our finished design’s footprint does not increase from the previous build and it is no taller than its adjacent neighbour.

The materiality is contemporary yet sensitive; a focus on design and high-quality detailing has resulted in a building which both stands out from and complements its surroundings. In keeping with traditional Sussex building materials, slate and wood cladding has been used in addition to the prevalent white render found locally. Inspired by the windmill after which the road is named, the palette of materials has been chosen to evoke Sussex agricultural and traditional rural buildings. However crisp detailing such as box guttering and dormer windows ensure a contemporary finish.

The interior has been reconfigured to provide a large open living area with abundant natural light entering through rear french doors, large upper windows, and roof lights. This space opens on to the garden patio through the french doors. An intimate cinema room is also located on the ground floor, separate from the open plan living area.