Exterior photo of victorian extension in cambridge
Contemporary interior of kitchen and dining area
Interior view out to rear garden with bifolding doors
Interior photo of Oriel window seat
Living room interior using dark colours
Oriel House staircase
Exterior view of oriel window seat in natural Zinc
Rear view of Oriel House at night
Front view of Oriel House at night

Oriel House

Extensions and alterations to a Victorian semi-detached property in the New Town Conservation Area, Cambridge.

MOOi were approached by the owners of this property to resolve layout problems at ground floor, provide two additional bedrooms and renovate throughout.

The solution, a linking dining room extension to provide a breadth of space alongside a galley kitchen, maintaining and maximising the existing rear garden.  A contemporary oriel window clad in natural Zinc, lined in plywood, adds a quirky, functional additional seating area. 

At loft level two additional bedrooms were provided, with a shower room, within a new rear facing dormer.

Contractor: Offord & Camp

Engineer: Andrew Firebrace Partnership

Photo credit: Matthew Smith Photography 



Client Feedback:

‘We engaged MOOi from the start of design,  through the planning phase and the full construction phase for the extension and refurbishment of a period house in central Cambridge. We found MOOi to be very professional,  friendly and very easy to work with all through the project. They judged our brief well,  they suggested interesting design and architectural ideas,  but was always mindful of ensuring we were happy with all design decisions.  MOOi have extensive knowledge of navigating the planning and building regs requirements in a conservation area,  which went through without a hitch for us.’