From the beginning, greenhouses and conservatories have blurred the very lines they’ve drawn. They extend a home into nature while keeping that selfsame nature at bay, delivering all the beauty of the outdoors and all the comforts of home.
A Gallery Conservatory
This distinctive custom conservatory design features a central octagonal gallery seamlessly integrated with single-slope roofs on either side.
The large rooms overall effect is a well-proportioned whole that artfully complements the house. The quarry tile floor and deep green interior lend depth of tone to the room and are contrasted by the pale wooden table and bright red blossoms – just right for some peaceful afternoon reading and a glass of wine.
The formerly dark, confining kitchen has now become a soaring cathedral of light – and the most used space in the home. People gather, plants bloom and the outdoors flows into the house. From their new kitchen table, the owners are enveloped in nature.
Architecturally, the central gallery is the dominant element of the conservatory design yet it does not overpower the two smaller “wings” to either side which help to soften it and blend the conservatory back into the house.
The brick knee wall continues the house out and around the conservatory and forms a base on which the conservatory can comfortably sit. Doors at the side of the conservatory open to a small patio enclosed on the two other sides by the brickwork of the house.