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Snell David Architects worked in collaboration with an innovative, design led, Project Manager and Interior Designer, Mackenzie Home, to transform this typical narrow Victorian terrace into an exciting modern family home. The project comprised of a sensitive reconfiguration of the existing property, conversion of the loft space to achieve additional accommodation together with a contemporary family kitchen extension and modernisation of an existing studio.


Whilst the property retains its period character, it has been carefully reconfigured and extended in order to be practical for modern family living. Its location within a Conservation Area required particular consideration to the effect of any interventions on the surrounding context.


Therefore, our approach put a great emphasis on using traditional materials and proportions when altering historic fabric. This included the works to convert the loft, relying on traditional leaded dormer windows and conservation rooflights to provide additional accommodation and light into the heart of the house.


This approach has been combined with a contrasting modern single storey kitchen dining extension, which opens to the garden and studio beyond. The open-plan nature, brightness and connectivity of this space is achieved in its architectural detailing, with a set of large ultra-slim-line sliding doors, corner glazing and dark vertical timber boarding ensuring its design is sleek and minimal, remaining in contrast and subservient to the main house.


The contemporary rear extension is mirrored by the newly refurbished garden studio, which, through a careful selection of natural materials and modern detailing, blends seamlessly into the newly landscaped garden.



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