Luna House exterior view of contemporary extension with grey brickwork and render
Luna House pocket door in open position
Luna House pocket door in closed position
Luna House view from library into kitchen
Luna House window seat with joinery storage

Luna House

Extensions and alterations to a detached property in Cambridge.

MOOi were approached by the owners of this mid-twentieth century property with a desire to create a generous open plan kitchen/dining area, which could also be compartmentalised depending on the use of the various areas.  They already had a beautiful array of mid-century furniture, which they hoped could be incorporated into the design and feel of the completed spaces.  At first floor level there was also a requirement for an additional bedroom, new bathroom and en-suite.

The solution was a two storey rear and side extension which seamlessly links the living spaces at ground floor, yet with the careful positioning of full height pocket doors, areas can also be subdivided if and when required.

The rear extensions are stepped in plan to create a private, sheltered external courtyard, which also helps to articulate and reduce the massing and scale of the rear additions.

Externally the “Luna Teranis” brickwork and light grey render provides a distinct, contemporary palette of materials to differentiate, yet complement the materials and appearance of the existing house.


Contractor: Adams & Newman Building Contractors

Engineer: Andrew Firebrace Partnership

Photo credit: Chris Snook Photography