Contemporary refurbishment, extension and landscaped garden and light well with blurred boundaries between inside and outside with the enigmatic feline, Mrs Custard, wandering between the two.
An internal glazed and plant filled courtyard fosters a blurring of boundaries between the inside and outside at Mrs Custard's House.
Black brick wraps ribbon-like from the master bedroom through the kitchen and dining room and settles to form a second sunken courtyard. We created a generous and light-filled sequence of spaces which work both for our clients and for Mrs Custard, their cat.
In fact, Mrs Custard is the proud owner of a cat flap which takes her through a cupboard, up some steps, through the wall and onto the bench outside. She couldn’t be happier.
The project was long listed for the NLA Don't Move Improve, Awards 2018.
Our clients purchased the flat in the 1990's and approached Mustard Architects to refurbish and extend the flat in 2015. There were specific issues which they wished to address and we developed the design to solve the lack of connection to the garden, the disconnected layout and dark interior and problematic overlooking from the tall flats at the rear.
The existing flat sits within a row of Victorian terraces with the entire street being purchased by Lambeth Council and converted into flats in the 1980's. These have been sold off over the years are now privately owned in the majority with some sections of the terrace being re-converted back into houses.