Our Client had seen this dilapidated house in Twickenham and thought that the site would be a great opportunity for development. After losing the potential purchase of the site to a developer, our Client was then finally given the opportunity to buy it and snapped it up, despite the house being in an inhabitable state.
Sampson Associates had designed the Client’s previous house extension/ alterations and we were given the opportunity to come up with ideas for this new site. Initially, the Client’s had envisaged demolishing the existing house however, we were able to convince them that this would be a great opportunity to retain the existing structure yet radically remodel the interior and extend to provide the necessary space.
Perhaps the most striking feature of the house is the double height entrance hallway. This was formed by removing internal walls and floors to approximately a third of the existing floor area. A curved steel staircase is inserted to first floor with a matching straight stair to the second floor. A mezzanine area at first floor level maintains the feeling of space.
At the rear of the house, a large, open plan living, dining and kitchen space has been created by opening up internally and removing the rear corner of the house. A side extension runs the length of the house and houses the kitchen and dining areas beneath an open monopitch roof. The rear of the house has also been extended onto a new level patio. To maximise views into the garden, a large amount of frameless glazing and sliding/ folding doors form the rear wall.
A roof extension has also been added by creatively infilling a valley between two pitched roofs. This provides an additional bedroom and the house bathroom.
At first floor, the master bedroom extends the full width of the house, including walk in wardrobe and full en-suite. French doors lead out from the bedroom onto a roof terrace on top of the rear extension.