Reconfiguration of an existing house to create a better relationship with the garden, as well as a better flow of movement internally.
This tall Victorian terracotta- and brick-fronted house had a problem common to many houses of the period – the main reception and living spaces had no real relationship with the garden. In this case the problem was compounded by the garden rising steeply from the back of the house.
We created an open-plan kitchen/dining area in the lower ground floor, which links to the garden with huge sliding glass doors. The upper ground floor, which had many original features, was restored as a more formal reception space overlooking the garden with a Juliet balcony.
Location: Hampstead, London