A Wide Illusion

Year

2014

Status

Completed

Location

Islington, N1

Our clients for this Georgian house wanted to create a rear extension and completely renovate the lower ground and ground floors. One of the main challenges for this project was the narrow floor plan, only 4.4M wide. The lower ground floor had to house a new kitchen, sitting area and dining area without feeling like a long and narrow sequence.

The structure and size of this house made us utilise every little corner of the lower ground floor. Space under the stairs was maximised, we created built-in furniture against the walls and a large part of the roof was glazed to emphasise the sense of width whilst also allowing light to penetrate the interior rooms. The exterior design is of modest proportions respecting the conservation area and the continuity of the rear facades of the terrace.

Photography: Matt Clayton

Lower Ground Floor
Ground Floor