The transformation of a tired Edwardian townhouse into a home fit for
modern family living. The existing house had three unconnected ground
floor reception rooms, a toilet block located on the rear, occupying the
best space and restricting daylight and views onto the garden.
We proposed a set of adaptions to the layout to give better flow through the spaces and tackle the daylight issue. A fully glazed side extension was added to allow the three rooms to be linked together, giving the open plan space a dual aspect. The toilet was relocated to make way for a set of open-corner bi fold doors. The kitchen was moved towards the garden with a breakfast bar looking onto it. The kitchen was given dramatic height by removing the existing flat ceiling and opening-up to expose the original pitched roof form. A ridge skylight was added to illuminate the high-level space and flood the kitchen with light.
The material palette is restrained with white-oiled engineered timber flooring, white quartz worktops and grey-matt lacquered kitchen units, all contributing to a sense of lightness and space. The open plan dining area is given its own character with the client’s impressive collection of ceramics and ornaments, displayed in bespoke illuminated joinery.