This project required an extension to an existing terraced house. The terrace built around 1950 had been designed with mock-georgian windows. The client bought it with a hard-fought planning consent to extend. We felt more could be done, particularly in avoiding copying the windows, and with strong client support and despite opposition from the planning authority gained consent for a contemporary approach to the entire house.
The staircase in this project was added as part of a new extension which improved the circulation and added a dramatic entrance hall.
A large kitchen dinning room occupies most of the floor of the original dwelling. The wall to the garden is all glazed allowing for a feeling of spaciousness. The bespoke kitchen was designed by the client with a cabinet maker Bespoke Design and Build.
The original house had been built by apprentices and contained several small rooms, an ancient coal bunker and kitchen. We altered the building to provide spaces suited to modern living. The client had seen our project and Kingsland Road and wanted a similar feel. Moving the staircase close to the front door provided simpler internal circulation.