The tailor made house
Location: Ferncroft Avenue, NW3
Complete redesign, basement and rear extension of period house
Why? The clients of this house wished to completely change and extend their new home. They purchased this house in one of Hampstead’s most beautiful roads and wanted to add at least 1000 square feet to it, as well as update the design and create a more welcoming and open family home. We worked very closely for a considerable length of time designing this vast house. The main added space was downstairs at the basement level, and the challenge was to bring natural light into the basement without being allowed to change the front façade and without losing too much of the garden space. Another point which was very important to our clients, was that they did not wish to have a completely open plan space on the main floor as this would run the risk of the house feeling too open and unwelcoming, with no cosiness feel to it. The ground floor was strategically opened and closed in order to keep the large spaces more enclosed but not separated.We were fortunate enough to create, collaboratively with our clients this very intricate house, however this project remains un built as the house was sold prior to construction.