Extensive alteration, extension, and renovation to an early Victorian terraced house in Notting Hill Gate. A large pavement roof light, a three storey glass wall, and a central courtyard bring light into the narrow footprint of the house which is set in dense residential fabric.
At upper levels the traditional stair is reworked with glass treads and oak risers to bring in light and warmth.
A lattice of oak supports a large structural glass roof deck and filters light to the lower ground floor kitchen.
The traditional architectural fabric of the primary historic spaces of the house was restored, but with enlarged windows and internal openings and improved insulation and air tightness.
View from the Living Room to the Stair Hall and Study. The existing rear extension was rebuilt to simplify internal levels and create larger continuous floor areas.
View to the Study with the door to the raised terrace beyond.
Deep timber window reveals and integral shelving soften light from the three storey glass wall to the extension.
As the window wall rises the number of timber vertical divisions increases. This mediates both the increase in natural light and the risk of diagonal overlooking.
The house combines historic and contemporary architectural forms, detailing, and decoration.
The enlarged and re-built three storey extension and the new single storey garden extension are positioned to maintain and preserve the form and character of the existing house. A rear light well and courtyard, pavement and roof lights and a glazed window wall bring natural light into the full depth of the house on all levels.