A contemporary brick side extension has been added to this family home in Oxford to bring light and an increased sense of space to the existing kitchen and dining area. The linear roof light and vertical glazing bridge the gap between original house and new, framing the view of the garden beyond. The extension houses a new study area. Sliding pocket doors conceal the study from the rest of the house, creating a quiet place to work. A modern projecting bay window is lined with white-washed timber to form a window seat. Unused garages to the rear of site have been replaced with a larch-clad garden studio to provide a games room, shower room and additional living space for the family.