An Edwardian end-of-terrace home had previously been split into two flats and the clients approached Threefold Architects to bring the property back into use as a single family home, restore deteriorated period features and extend out towards the garden to enlarge socialising spaces.
The boxy brick and glass extension designed by Threefold Architects stands in contrast to the ornate restored red brick facade of the original property, creating a “house of two halves”.
Inside, the treatment of spaces subtly reflect their positioning within the old and new parts of the house, with rich detailing like reeded glass nodding to more traditional aesthetics and materials choices such as micro cement and blackened metal made in keeping with the contemporary nature of the extension.
“The house was designed for a family with two teenage daughters who had lived in the area for quite a long time prior to completing this project,” explained project architect James Bruce.
“At the time of purchase, the property was split into two flats and the client wanted to convert back into a single dwelling, restore the original brick façade but extend and reconfigure the internal layout to provide a spacious, contemporary home for their family to live in.”
At ground level, the extension hosts an open-planned kitchen and dining room with large glass doors adjoining the garden. A utility, boot room and toilet live in the centre of the plan, alongside a new staircase with slatted balustrades and oak parquet landings, while a living room and study occupy the original, street-facing portion of the house.
Upstairs, the expansion affords a generous master bedroom overlooking the garden with a walk-in wardrobe and bathroom. A family bathroom is located off the landing and two further bedrooms are located at the front of the house. A small addition to the third floor makes room for two bedrooms and a bathroom, and the practice also extended downwards to open up a new basement now used as a media room.