The house was extensively modified in the 1980s yet
suffered from a fragmented plan, poor connectivity between
the principal living spaces and restrictive ceiling heights.
In 2013 Studio Octopi were appointed to recapture and
preserve the original proportions of the period terrace,
whilst reinterpreting the layout to suit modern family living.
A 10m high glass infill extension slots between the
reconfigured existing closet wing and the neighbouring
property, divided as two sash windows, it forms a double
height dining area at basement level and a master ensuite
at first floor. An open tread stair allows views to stretch from
the basement across the double height space to the first
The closet wing, which was extended in brick; enabled
the upper floors to be remodelled with increased head
height. The new windows take reference from the adjoining
property; whilst at basement level a 6m pivot door provides
access to the patio garden.
A polished concrete floor in the basement extends out to
the garden where a green wall allows maximum use of the
terrace for entertaining.
The extended house is 250sqm, with 30sqm of outdoor