This house is in the very desirable Little Venice neighbourhood of West London, England, United Kingdom. The architecturally sensitive building was a Grade II-listed Victorian semi-detached house. Our brief was “to inject a breath of fresh air into the property while keeping some of the splendid features and character with which our client had fallen in love when first viewing the property,” states the architects.
We focused our intervention on the lower ground floor, where most of the original features had already been removed by the previous owners. In order to create a more family-friendly space on the lower ground floor, we chose to free up some of the internal partitions and add a rear extension to draw more natural light into the property. The extension, consisting of a high-tech stainless steel frame with glass inserts, became a bold addition to the house that, we believe, further enhances the beauty of both architectures by virtue of their contrasting nature.