This Victorian terrace house in NW London has been transformed by turning the layout around: the kitchen and dining room are in the front of the house and the living room faces the rear garden. This swap from the typical arrangement of the terrace house allows to exploit the geometry of the spaces in a better way. The living area is square and wide, the dining area is rectangular, and the kitchen is circular and at the core of the house.
The living room is extended with the introduction of a frameless glazed box which leaves the original house and the garden completely un-obstructed. This solution allows to retain the Victorian character of the building and enhance its most attractive features and at the same time maximise the use of the space and the natural lighting.
The project includes a loft conversion and the addition of a new stairway: the key aspect of it being the natural light, the generosity of the proportions and the clarity of the flow.