Victorian Terrace House Extension
Camden, London | N7
This kitchen extension was designed for a couple and their three children. Important to the design was to create a generous open plan space that is bright, relaxed and characterful. The kitchen is the main space of the house for the family of five, large enough to handle their many gatherings for family and active community of friends.
The kitchen space is formed by a single pitched roof with large patent glazing skylight. We sought to make the ceiling as high as possible to maximise the sense of light and space. On the garden side, we introduced a generous window seat with an oversized piece of glass framing a view into the garden. There is a bathroom above the kitchen at the half landing of the stair. This volume of space became not only an interesting form to work with but also became a natural threshold at the point of connection to the rest of the house. In addition to the kitchen and island, we accommodated coat storage as well as laundry room, which is discretely tucked away behind a sliding door. The larder, refrigerator and kitchen storage are hidden behind a set of doors in white to blend in with the walls.
The flooring is a reclaimed oak herringbone matching the rest of the house. The floor tiles are a Moroccan cement tile. The kitchen units are made of timber with an expressive grain in contrast to the white and pearl splashback tiles.
Victorian Terrace House
Notting Hill, London | W11
This large Grade 2 Listed Victorian terrace house was originally designed as part of a unified scheme, conceived as a series of bow-fronted terraced houses, of which the two ends are flat fronted. This run of around ten houses was built between 1860-62. Each of them has four storeys, plus basement and overlooks an internal, communal crescent-shaped garden with trees.