In revising a typical Victorian terrace house, we were excited to develop a fresh backdrop to the daily comings and goings of family life.
While working with the client to outline key aspirations, we found it was important to empathise with the need for the architecture to provide a feeling of comfort.
The heart of the house, the kitchen, was carefully designed to promote hosting, featuring durable and high-quality materials which would stand the test of time and, around areas for cooking, casual seating to encourage people to linger and interact.
Adding depth, timber joists articulate a journey through the space while a large glass box punctuates the ground floor allowing light to spill into the dining and living area.
By curating multiple views to the outdoors we cultivated a strong connection between the indoors and the landscaping outside is an integral part of creating a space that feel lightweight and open.
As always, our design aims to reflect the quality of the materials, curating a style which itself has longevity.
Using traditional masonry walls and timber combined with an additional timber structure, the living space provides a warm inviting space which is tactile and sensitive to context.