This traditional Victorian London terraced house has been transformed into a wonderful modern open family home. A new 3 storey rear extension and roof terrace completely transforms previously dark areas into open, spacious, light and functional spaces. To the rear a large kitchen, dining and family room is created which opens up to allow the luscious green backdrop of parkland to fill the large picture frame opening. At first floor there are now two new bathrooms and a self -contained laundry space. The main bathroom features a walk in shower and a bath which sits under a large window. A study/studio space is created on the second floor which is internally clad in plywood and features opening glazed doors and a staircase up to a roof terrace whose height and orientation provides views across London.
Built on open countryside near Peterborough, this house makes the most of its unique setting, while fitting the needs of its owners into a small amount of space. The south-facing façade is almost entirely glazed, and internal windows mean that all parts of the house benefit from natural light and views.
The construction was simple and cost-effective to match the owners’ needs, and the building is clad with timber to blend sensitively with its surroundings. We also extended the house later to accommodate the owners’ growing family, linking it with a glass corridor. The house won a RIBA Design Award in 2003, and was featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs programme.