This early Victorian terrace house in Islington has been fully refurbished and extended on the lower ground floor to provide new family living space. The relationship between the kitchen, dining room and the garden has been carefully considered to create naturally lit interior spaces which open out onto the newly landscaped garden by Zoe Slater Landscapes. The window to the new study and the large expanse of glazed sliding doors improve the connection between the interior and exterior spaces.
This connection is further harnessed through the design of a new brickwork planter and bespoke barbeque area which extends from the extension along the length of the garden. Timber storage boxes are inset into the brickwork and match the timber clad extension. Whilst the timber is painted black to contrast with the existing building, the scale and proportion of the timber slats are sized to match the London Stock brickwork. The crisp white window reveals distinctive of the existing building are translated into contrasting black aluminium reveals to the new door and the new planter which extends from the facade be-neath the study window.
Photography: Jaokim Borén