Konishi Gaffney Architects extended and upgraded this small terraced Edwardian house to provide more open-plan living space with a better connection to the garden to the rear. This includes a new kitchen and a bathroom on the ground floor.
The design was to alter an existing extension to form a new full-width room to the rear infilling the overshadowed space between the existing buildings. Internal alterations and a more gradual descent into the garden improved the access and flow within the house. A large area of glass allows visual connection to the garden and light to flood in with the help of slimline magnetic sliding doors. A large rooflight was included to bring light deeper into the plan where the kitchen is located.
The space was split with a change in level between the existing house and the extension. This serves to differentiate between living and kitchen areas and brings the living area flush to the level of the garden. We re-used existing bricks to reduce waste and because they were so beautiful.
The extension is modest in size and budget and serves to consolidate the existing floor area into a more flexible plan.
- Photography: © Nanne Springer.