A ground floor rear and side extension to a terraced Victorian House in Archway, Islington. The owners wanted a space that felt contemporary and modern but that maintained the character and warmth of the existing house and integrated comfortably with the period home without feeling clinical. The space created is the new heart of the home, containing a new kitchen, dining and living room.
Architecturally, we wanted to create a space that felt calm, robust and domestic, all qualities we enjoyed about the existing house. oak is used extensively from the parquet flooring to the exposed joists and linings on the ceiling whilst two new rooflights flood the room with natural daylight. A bespoke kitchen and joinery helps to navigate the extensive level changes between the new extension and existing house.
Externally, a solid brick expression was chosen; one that does not fight for attention nor show off but provides a suitable counterpoint to the existing house with additional detail provided by the exaggerated gauged arches
Photographs by Adam Scott