Our clients had an unusual vision for their 1930s, faux-Edwardian London terrace. They wanted to completely open the floorplan to create wide-open spaces with a minimal, uncluttered feel. The heart of their home should be open, light-filled and full of comforting earthy, exposed materials. It was a vision that we were on board with from the very start.
There were challenges of course. We would be creating a large rear extension in a garden that narrowed dramatically. Because it was such a substantial structure, it had to look as good on the outside as it did on the inside. And complying with Building Regulations while giving our clients the expansive spaces and exposed materials they dreamed of would demand some serious thought. But that’s the skill of architecture – it’s about resolving technical difficulties to come up with beautiful, functional spaces.
Now that the house is finished, our clients are delighted with the space, with the expansive ground floor, and with the visual composition of natural light and materials. And we’re delighted that you’d never know how much ingenuity has gone into this simple and uncluttered design. That’s just as it should be.