This house has been remodeled and extended on the ground floor, creating a lovely, open plan, light filled, family space, opening out on to the rear garden.
The property is a Victorian terraced house on Stapleton Hall Road, N4. The house has been generally refurbished – maintaining the historic feel and features of the principal rooms.
At ground floor level a new infill extension in the existing side return opens up the kitchen and connects it to the existing living rooms, and transforms the dark ground floor area into a light, open plan, zoned family living space.
The extension uses a simple palette of materials; a brick wall facing the neighbouring garden, a narrow timber clad 'box' housing a built-in bench and storage, and a taller glass and galvanised steel element that links the old with the new.
The glass roof allows plenty of daylight to enter the existing rear living room, and together with the full height glass door provides an uninterrupted view of the garden, trees and the sky above.