This Victorian terraced family home suffered from a small ground floor layout and a lack of natural light. So, the architects rebuilt an existing lean-to and added a side infill extension. By doing this, they provided an open plan layout while retaining defined areas for relaxing, cooking, and eating.
They added full-length roof lights, exposed structural timber and a hardwearing but straightforward palette of birch-faced-plywood. Also, they used stainless steel, and rubber flooring to create a light-filled contemporary family space with a clear connection to the garden. Finally, they added bespoke carpentry which provides much-needed storage. Also, they combined it with moveable units to create a flexible kitchen.
The architects had to use specific materials due to the protected sightlines across the rear of the terrace. So, they used a reclaimed London stock brick and Welsh slate and combined it with large format glazing. These materials have been detailed in a contemporary way to create a modern aesthetic that respects the character of the Conservation Area.
The result is a cost-effective house completed on a tight budget. It provides space for a growing family to work, play, and socialize and even comes with a swinging chair!
Photography by Dominic French