This traditional one-storey semi-detached house went through a full refurbishment as well as having a modern addition extending at the rear. The existing roof lines were used to dictate the form of the extension whilst the black brick finish responds to the house’s heritage detailing. The rear extension contrasts the traditional property with polished concrete floors, full-height windows, and a mid-century modern kitchen centerpiece. The kitchen includes curved edges that soften its appearance and bridge the modern and traditional themes of the property.
The original house retains many of its original detailing including its high skirtings, cornices as well as metal ceilings. The linear black brick also enters the house by creating a feature, functional wall that compliments the black elements of the kitchen. The curves extend beyond the kitchen and can be experienced in the bathroom’s window as well as its floor plan. The laundry is hidden within joinery thus giving more space to this narrow property.
The rear extension opens up onto the garden allowing the living spaces to let the outside in and invite the much-welcomed breeze. A doggie door allows for the two pooches to freely switch between inside and outside.