An extension for a growing family of an early Victorian terrace. Previous extensions had left the basement and ground floor dark and damp.
the new glazed extension creates a garden room which both expands the living area and also brings daylight into the heart of the house, creating a new living area, connecting ground floor, basement and garden together
a sense of light and space within the compact house is achieved by connecting the interior with the exterior setting, opening up long views at each level as can be seen in this section sketch through house, from street to garden - the openness of the new conservatory extension restores and enhances this connection
the new living room connects the original house with the garden, and provides a focal point to the house
The house was built as part of a terrace some time between 1811 and 1827, backing onto the damp ‘ozier beds’ beside the Chelsea Water Works - where willows would have been grown for basket-making.
the new kitchen has been designed to look like a freestanding piece of furniture, inserted within the larger room
the new kitchen counter partition viewed from dining area
the new study in the basement borrows light from the conservatory and allows views into the garden, with a window excavated and ready to be converted into a doorway for future flexibility
master ensuite bathroom with custom stone counter incorporating basin, and shower beyond
master dressing area, including niche and folding counter for make-up
the guest WC, with custom-designed nappy changing and storage unit, shown open and closed
mosaic tiles to the family bathroom, on the top floor
the large family sofa, combining sofa and chaise longue, was custom-designed and built by us to maximise seating within the media room
the media room in the basement, with the custom-designed sofa in context