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Many of our clients have a design requirement that they want either their new build or extension project in a more contemporary style. The plan layout generally leads to a more open plan, spacious approach to the way the rooms flow into each other, and where internal volumes and vertical spaces link together directly in a fluid way. The external appearance of the house is generally also more clean and simple, with larger areas of glazing and materials such as render, slate roofs, grey aluminium windows and timber cladding employed to give a stylish contemporary aesthetic.

white house contemporary new build oakley road harpendenJarvis Homes commissioned the design of a luxury house in West Common, Harpenden, requiring a unique, modern aesthetic and a definite wow factor. The resulting six bedroom home has a spectacular entrance hall and a large basement with a feature light well to the rear garden. The external materials used enhance the contemporary feel of this luxury modern family home with a large overhanging slate roof, slick white render and solid oak windows.

West Common contemporary extension HarpendenHoward Pease Architects were commissioned to completely modernise, refurbish, refit and extend the original outdated 1970 house in the popular West Common area of Harpenden. The result was a refreshingly modern take on the luxury executive family house with a stunning open plan double height living space to the rear of the property.

contemporary green belt extension HertfordshireThe site located within the Green Belt on the outskirts of north Harpenden required a complete reorganisation of the internal spaces as well as a new elevational treatment, adding Portland stone and render features to make the extended house almost unrecognisable from the original dwelling.

St Albans permitted development extensionTo the rear of this greatly extended house in the Green Belt outside St Albans, a modern single storey extension offers an open plan kitchen / dining / family room space that has large sliding French doors opening on to the patio area. A long contemporary flat roof roof light links the existing house to the flat roofed extension that was granted under Permitted Development.

Contemporary home extension WheathampsteadHoward Pease Architects were asked to extend and modernise this property in Gustard Wood near Wheathampstead. The remodelling of the facades with black timber boarding and rendered walls with a crisp slate roof have resulted in striking new elevational appearance that is almost unrecognisable from the old house.

The contemporary architectural style of this luxury home in Harpenden's West Common flows into the garden thanks to a seating and entertaining space to the rear of the house.

contemporary staircase flooded with natural light 

Contemporary home extension West Common, HarpendenBy both extending this house in West Common Harpenden and giving the elevations a completely new look we were able to breath life into what was a tired old 1970s house. The extended home also benefits from a large open plan living space to the rear with the focal point being the breakfast bar island unit.

Contemporary stone clad rendered home, HarpendenThe brief was to extend, completely refurbish, modernise and remodel the existing 1970 house in this popular part of West Common Harpenden. The use of chalk white self coloured tender, light grey aluminium windows, Eternit slate roof tiles and contemporary stone clad panels has given this modern house a crisp clean aesthetic with a strong architectural character.

Single storey contemporary extension WheathampsteadThe client's brief was to modernise and maximise the potential for this house located in Gustard Wood near Wheathampstead. The two storey and single storey extensions are blended so well with the existing remodelled house that it's hard to distinguish the new from the existing.

contemporary home architecture Harpenden 

Contemporary lighting