A ‘Broken’ Plan






Hampstead, NW3

Our main objective for this Edwardian home in Hampstead was modifying the layout to suit the new owners’ lifestyle. The original design felt too formal. They wanted us to establish greater connectivity, cohesiveness and a sense of “place” while maintaining a level of separation between the kitchen dining and living areas.

To achieve this, we introduced visual and physical links to strategic locations. A long window seat on the ground level provides a visual connection between kitchen, living room and garden. And the kitchen worktop flows seamlessly out to the terrace, providing space for a BBQ beneath the roof overhang.

We wanted to build the large, modern extension this house deserved while respecting and complementing the existing architecture. To accomplish this fluid connection, we laid bricks in a Flemish-bond pattern to match the language of the original house but sourced them with a white glazed finish for a contemporary touch.

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Photography: Jordan Gibbons

Ground Floor
First Floor

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