Location:West Hampstead, London
This is a complete renovation of a Victorian semi-detach house in a street that is being regenerated in West Hampstead. The building was stripped back to its shell and a new interior inserted together with a loft extension and a rear extension.
The challenge was to create a home for a new family that is functional and contemporary but not extrovert. From the front of the building is conspicuous while from the rear it has its own character. Internally, the house retains its period look except for the kitchen and bathroom which are more experimental.
The use of real materials like stone and timber combined with glass provide unique spaces while the large bespoke table in the kitchen forms the nucleus of the house. A large oak framed sliding door provides a panoramic view of the small remodelled garden and provides dynamic relationship between kitchen and garden. The kitchen despite its orientation and use of dark materials is surprisingly light due to the placement of windows and rooflights.