Cantilever House exterior photo with sliding doors open
Cantilever House view from hallway into contemporary extension
Cantilever House view out to garden from kitchen and dining area
Cantilever House tambour unit in walnut with blurred person
Cantilever House kitchen floating corner
Cantilever House kitchen view
Cloakroom with feature artwork

Cantilever House

Extensions and alterations to a Edwardian property in the Conservation Area, Cambridge.

MOOi were approached by the owners of this beautiful Edwardian property in the Central Cambridge Conservation Area, to resolve the existing ground floor layout which they found convoluted, dark and oppressive.

The alterations included a new side and rear extension to create a more spacious kitchen and dining area, with a dramatic roof form which emulates the generous ceiling heights throughout the rest of the property.  As part of the scope we also created a new utility room in the basement and other updates were carried out throughout the property, including bespoke joinery and new bathrooms and en-suites.

Externally the extension, clad in red Zinc, helps to define the rear addition as a distinct element, alongside the existing property, picking out the red tones of the existing clay tiled roof and red brickwork detailing on the front elevation of the property. 

The cantilevered corner of the rear extension, gives the illusion of a floating structure and the “Vistaline” sliding doors from IDSystems allow for the corner to be completely exposed, providing a seamless connection with the external terrace leading out from the internal dining area.

Contractor: Adams & Newman Building Contractors

Engineer: Conisbee 

Photo credit: Richard Fraser Photography