A new kitchen and dining room extension was formed at the rear of this substantial mid-terraced property. The new accommodation connects to a raised external terrace which overlooks the east facing garden. The existing accommodation at the rear of the house was re-organised to create a study room with an oak lined hallway to access the extension. The bespoke kitchen and dining storage incorporates a variety of coloured and timber finishes on birch veneered units. A new first floor terrace sits over the extension with green roof planting. A second floor loft room was formed with a large picture window also framing the views east at high level.
This mid-terraced house is located within a Conservation Area in East London. The house was refurbished throughout with the ground floor extended and a new bathroom and WC created at first floor.
The use of oak for a small seating area adjacent to an open fire in the living room was extended to new shelving in the adjacent study. An exposed oak roof structure and oak wall lining below a new roof light is located over the dining room side extension. An oak door and half leaf separate the study from the kitchen/dining space and this arrangement is replicated on the rear elevation where the oak doors face the small garden area. The doors are detailed with minimal frames to maximize the amount of glazing and exploit long views through the house, creating a sense of openness and space within the compact site curtilage.
The client's brief was to extend her historic coach house to create a studio space which could be accessed independently from the main house. An entrance at the upper level of the studio was formed with leather lined steps leading down to the main work space below. Three large roof lights provide daylight into the depth of the plan and an opening glazed window overlooks the adjacent courtyard. High level wall units were designed for the artist's tools and materials and a small kitchen area is included within the rear accommodation which connects back to the existing property. Black oak flooring and exposed timber roof structures give the studio a distinctive identity.
This project involved the complete internal re-modelling of an existing double fronted property in North London for a musician, photographer and their family. A first floor bedroom was removed to create a double height music room. New oak stairs connect the timber lined music room with office and work spaces behind. A large opening was made to connect the front and rear living spaces to the garden behind. A photographer’s dark room was formed in the basement and the top floor of the property was opened up completely, front to back to create a large day lit art room.
Grade II Listed House
After lengthy planning negotiations, permission to modify the internal layout at the property was granted. An existing basement was lowered to create a kitchen and dining area and the upper levels were refurbished throughout. Traditional fireplaces were re-inserted and bespoke storage units designed for the bedrooms and upper level living rooms. A new timber floor was laid in a distinctive herringbone pattern throughout to unify the design of the spaces at all floors above lower ground level.
East London House
The clients wanted to update and refurbish the property throughout. A side extension added space to the living accommodation at ground floor and new roof lights were inserted to add daylight into the depth of the plan. A new cloakroom and bathroom was created upstairs with ceiling heights raised to improve accommodation at first floor. The existing building fabric was fully refurbished with double glazed windows, reclaimed timber floors and new radiators added. Walls and roofs were insulated to create a house which is thermally and energy efficient to use.