Park Avenue, Dunfermline
The second of two plots located within, the grade ‘A’ listed Victorian street, Park Avenue in Dunfermline, for which, JAM Architects were asked to produce proposals. The site itself is defined by a 3m high listed stone wall along the street elevation, with permission granted to create one arched opening for access to Park Avenue. The layout of this new home is designed to reflect the traditional Victorian homes but with a contemporary interpretation. The entrance hallway is intended to be grand, with the door opening into a double height space, overlooked by galleries from the first floor, with a feature sweeping staircase and a large cabriolet window flooding the space with natural light. In addition to having a formal living room, the ground floor also has the benefit of an open plan family room, dining room and kitchen with a 3.5m ceiling height and two sets of bifold doors which open directly into the garden. The first floor of the home is designed with the circulation spaces situated around the central foyer and consists of a large master bedroom suite with ensuite and dressing room. In addition to this the first floor also comprises an additional two double bedrooms and a bathroom with a guest bedroom and ensuite located over the garage for additional privacy. The attic space of the home is designed to contained a study, media room and open plan gym space with views afforded by the large cabriolet window. The more contemporary elements of the design are introduced through the detailing and the selection of the building materials, with curtain walling applied in key focal areas and elongated buff stone bricks with recessed mortar joints used as the primary building material.