This was a rescue operation. The family that owned this two-bedroom Victorian terrace in Stoke Newington had been let down by a previous contractor, who had stripped the property in preparation for refurbishment and extension but failed to draw up plans or obtain permissions for the proposed work, leaving them with a demolished outrigger and no visible route to completion. We were called in to develop and implement a coherent, local-authority-approved strategy to construct a wraparound extension, expand into the loft and conduct a ground-to-rooftop refit, adding two bedrooms in the process.
The project first required us to rebuild the lost outrigger to obtain sign-off, then to conduct a complex and comprehensive redevelopment of the home that respect the clients’ love of timber and other natural materials, as well as making practical adjustments to accommodate their considerable height (6’4”). The result is a bright, beautiful and significantly larger space, characterised by lofty ceilings, oak parquet floors, a base palette of pinks and blues, and a striking Shaker-style kitchen with a poured concrete floor.