Broadgates Road Residence In London, England

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Granit Chartered Architects were tasked with creating a modern expansion for this lovely residence in London, England. The project involved bringing down the already existing extension and replacing it with a fresh addition that would allow the house to form a tighter connection to its rear garden. The extension features clerestory windows and sliding doors that fade the limits between the indoors and outdoors while inviting plenty of natural light within the kitchen, dining area, living room and study.

The ground floor also received some attention, which involved the reconfiguration of its layout and the implementation of a mezzanine study space. Other modifications include a walk-in wardrobe for the master bedroom, as well as the careful redecoration of the other rooms. In order to make sure that the residents would be able to store their belongings appropriately without creating clutter, the architects added several storage spaces.

From the architect:

We were asked to design an extension at ground level and fully refurbish this property to a high standard, maximising space where possible.

The existing extension was demolished and a new stepped addition put in its place to stretch across the whole rear elevation. The new extension incorporated large sliding doors with clerestory windows above, maximising daylight to the kitchen, living, dining, and study areas. This gives the rear of the house a better connection to the garden, creating an enjoyable space to entertain family and friends – something the clients were keen to achieve as the current layout didn’t.

Internally we reconfigured the layout of the ground floor, lowering the floor to the rear rooms to bring it more in line with the garden level and create an interesting mezzanine level study area. Minor layout changes were made to the first and second floors, which included adding a walk-in wardrobe to the master bedroom and redecorating the other rooms. Additional storage was designed in to help keep this family home tidy – a key objective for the project. This is most notably demonstrated where the floor levels change on the ground floor where two wine fridges are located at low level beneath the study.

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