This Victorian terraced house in South East London is opened up and extended at the ground floor level to maximise space and light as well as to create a seamless relationship between the internal spaces and the garden.
The rear extension provides a generous kitchen, dining and social space for a young couple who love to cook and entertain. Full width glazed sliding doors open up onto an external terrace and dining area. A large frameless roof light allows light to flood into the kitchen as well as into the depth of the terrace plan.
To maximise the sense of space, the plan is kept as simple and open as possible. A linear element which traverses the length of the party wall to the north, houses a new wc under the stairs, kitchen bench and storage.
The exterior is clad in recycled brick, salvaged from the demolition of the existing ground floor rear walls. The rear façade to the extension is simple and unadorned in its style however the colour variation within the brickwork provides a subtle texture to the facade and contextually links the contemporary insertion to the historical part of the house.