Netley Street

This project is a roof and ground floor extension to a Victorian house in central London. The existing house was originally a stable which was later converted to two semi-detached houses that sit alone on a street behind Euston Road.

As a result this pair of houses are oddly out of place in scale and context. As a consequence of the clients' brief to build with higher ceilings than the average domestic height, scale has played an important role in the project, and there has been a constant drive to create extra space.

The mansard roof extension has created a new bedroom and wetroom, with in-built furniture throughout. The street facing windows are covered by coloured louvers which control the southern light. Two 400mm wide slot roof lights and a large one lets the light flood into this new space as lines of light. A solid oak tread stair leads up to the roof extension.

The ground floor extension is also designed with in-built furniture. A strip rooflight that leads to the new patio doors cuts through the space.