This was a comprehensive project to remodel and refurbish a big villa in Newington. The house is Georgian, with a large Victorian side extension and a range of rather ramshackle extensions to the rear. It sits in the most beautiful west facing garden – a very special opportunity.
The clients wanted to create a home for their young family – lots of big & light living spaces, with a strong connection with the back garden. They had lived in London, where they had loved the materials and the details of the characterful terraces and their intrigue of semi-industrial style.
The rear extensions were demolished and the remaining house was remodelled and opened up. This gave the house a more natural layout, with views through from the front and with natural light penetrating deep into the footprint.
The new kitchen is accommodated in a single-space extension to the rear. The concept for the new element is bold and simple, contrasting with the original house of stone & slate. Fair-faced red brick is used to work the new internal opening while the external envelope is clad with vertically arranged cedar and a strong band of Corten steel panels. The roof overhangs full height sliding doors to create a protected canopy.
Interior and exterior polished concrete floors, clean and simple detailing, all add up to the creation of a well-connected, crisp and striking family space.