A complete refurbishment of a 1930s suburban house.
A previous extension with a bedroom above a small garage did nothing to improve the quality of the living spaces of the house and the bedroom was an unloved add-on. We proposed to demolish the floor and integrate the new double height space with the existing living room.
A tall new window facing the garden lets plenty of light into the house, and an internal window cut through to the stair brings light all the way to the entrance hall and provides a glimpse of the living room. A mezzanine library accessed from the main stairway overlooks the living room, and is a simple structure with exposed timber joist and a black painted steel balustrade.
The client, a textile designer, contributed many ideas to finishes and detailing, including the use of oak parquet flooring and reclaimed industrial light fittings.