Our clients purchased this dark, cramped Clapton period house dreaming of a transformation flooded in light, with plenty of space to entertain guests. Our response went above and beyond the typical Hackney renovation.
Rather than propose a standard dormer extension for the loft, we lowered the floor entirely – which lowered the ceiling in the rooms below, creating cosy informal areas for the children and their guests. The house’s position on the terrace presented a unique opportunity for a large side extension and glazed roof that doesn’t compromise the neighbours’ privacy. Additional light comes in through the large pivoted rear door.
The lounge, dining area and kitchen are arranged as an interconnected sequence, encouraging interaction between members of the family. Variations in level from room to room create definition; built-in furnishings add interest and balance the open plan.
Photography: Matt Clayton