Glasslyn House

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 30/01/2023 - 14:27
Rear Exterior

The end of terrace Victorian house is built in a beautiful ‘hilly’ part of London, meaning that between front and rear of the house there is a level change.  The rear of the house benefits from wonderful views, however this is north facing.  All the south light through the front of the house, was never experienced by the clients in their living kitchen dining areas to the rear. 

Parkhurst House

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 30/01/2023 - 12:27
Parkhurst House Before After

This end of terrace house, despite looking similar to the two adjacent Victorian terrace houses, was actually a modern addition added in the 80’s made to look similar to them.  The existing house was so narrow that the front door would not fit on the front façade, and you entered via the side passageway.   

Bouverie House

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 18/02/2021 - 14:21
Bouverie House

The clients needed a larger kitchen dining space for their family.   Their interior was already very modern and the client wanted a side return to the rear outrigger of their Victorian terrace to be minimal and focusing on the connection to the rear garden and sky.  The frameless glazed roof and picture window brings plenty of natural light inside the deep plan of this house.  Fitted furniture was designed and constructed to create a seamless transition between the rear living room and kitchen and maximise the seating area for the table.  The clients chose a bronze colour

Avenue House

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 12/11/2018 - 15:19
Avenue House

An unusual and unique Arts and Crafts end of terrace family home, designed originally by the architect JH Kennan. 

The brief was to modernise and extend, whilst maintaining the original features of the main house.  The property is unusual in that the front door opens into the garden and not onto the street elevation.  A full refurbishment was carried out, gutting the property back to the brickwork and joists. 

Buxton House, Bethnal Green

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 12/11/2018 - 15:18
Buxton House

This small, 1980s terraced house was converted to provide contemporary, open-plan living in a city environment.  The ground floor was opened up entirely (using sprinkler systems to alleviate fire risk).  The house and garden are connected via new, large glass doors to the rear.  The first floor bathroom was integrated with the loft staircase, to maximise bedroom space. The loft was converted with an ensuite WC and open-plan bath, providing views over the city. 

Thames Barge, Faversham

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 12/11/2018 - 14:28
thames barge

Having lived on this 1900 Thames grain barge for over ten years, the clients required a total re-design of their home, from its internal spaces to the furniture, to make it more efficient and appropriate to the way they lived. 

The individual characteristics of the boat were retained, while the space was replanned to allow for new heating, lighting and services. The rooms were arranged either side of a central corridor, placing a new library and study in the bow, and an integrated kitchen, dining and lounge area to the stern. 

Designed and completed with Oliver Heath. 

Terraced House, Highgate

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 12/11/2018 - 13:27
Rear Dormers

This project transformed an awkward Victorian terraced house into a spacious family home.  The design respects and restores the detail and finesse of the original house, while adding a new contemporary living space to the lower ground floor.  This comprised of excavating and underpinning more of the existing lower ground floor to create a large, dynamic open-plan kitchen, dining, playspace, utility and additional bathroom with gorgeous natural light.  The space transforms with circus silks for climbing, into a party space by night.   The

Grayling House, Stoke Newington

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 12/11/2018 - 12:35
Rear Extension

This project uses design to maximise the play of light, volume and playfulness in the conversion of a victorian terrace family home.  A decision was made to rebuild the first floor rear section in order to fully insulate these rooms.  This allowed for clever engineering to minimise the thickness of the floor construction and provide more head height to the ground floor kitchen space below.  The result meant the new ground floor extension feels very spacious.  The steel structure was left exposed - providing an option to hang a swing or h

Pool House, Bexhill

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 06/02/2018 - 14:54
Bexhill Poolhouse

The client had an existing building that they wished to convert into a swimming pool and relaxation area.  The interior was distinct and separate from the exterior, focusing on materials in organic forms to wrap and form spaces to sit within in an informal way.  The pool area was very dark in order to allow for projections.  This was in contrast to the relaxation area, which connected to an outside patio.    

Designed and completed with Oliver Heath.