A unique home extension with a barrel vault ceiling

open plan kitchen and dining area in modern extension
(Image credit: 24mm Photography)

Architect Ben Allen designed a unique vault-like extension to a traditional terrace in York, responding to the local surroundings and the limited plot. 

Building an extension in this was has given the home a new lease of life with a focus on robust materials. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.