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.
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.
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 also fully refurbished with double glazed windows, reclaimed timber floors and new radiators added with walls and roofs insulation inserted to create a house which is thermally and energy efficient to use.
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 new kitchen and dining space and the upper levels were refurbished throughout. Traditional fire place surrounds and bespoke storage units were inserted in bedrooms and the upper level living rooms. A new timber floor was laid in a herringbone pattern throughout to unify the feel of the spaces on all floors above lower ground.
Following four years of negotiations with their local authority, the clients purchased a small pocket of land at the rear of their ground floor flat. A cedar clad garden room was created, finished with internal birch veneer shelving and wall lining which incorporates a small wet room allowing for occasional guest use. A matching storage unit was built into the dining room of the original flat to compliment the new garden room. The external space between these two elements had new timber decking and raised planters inserted to create an intimate garden courtyard.