Vertical Living

Year

2013

Status

Completed

Location

West Hampstead, NW6

At just 4.4 metres wide, this Georgian house in a London conservation area was prohibitively narrow for the ambitions of our clients. The ground and lower ground floors required full renovations and the lower ground had to house a new kitchen, dining area and sitting room without feeling like series of claustrophobic rooms.

We achieved this by extending the house to the rear and utilising every available corner on the lower ground floor. We maximised space under the stairs, designed furnishings into the walls and inserted large glazed panels into the roof to allow in light and emphasise width. Out of respect for the facades and neighbourhood continuity, we employed a light touch to the exterior design.

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Photography:  Luke Hayes & Amy Scaife

Lower Ground Floor
Ground Floor
First Floor