forresterarchitects are working with interior designer Callender Howorth on a full house refurbishment in Clapham, South London. The house has had significant remodelling carried out and a new basement floor has been added. A new double height extension to the rear will allow direct access to the garden. To the top floor a new loft studio is provided and the existing garage will be reconfigured to provide a discreet side entrance. All retaining the traditional period features of the house a short walk from Clapham Common.
forresterarchitects have completed a full house refurbishment to a fine Victorian terraced house in Stoke Newington. The house had not been decorated for many years and a refurbishment was well overdue. A new non-conformist rear extension was proposed. A modern interpretation of the London Roof provides the extension with a unique language for the house. The roof structure is expressed as exposed timber joist with a plywood ceiling which adds a simple but natural warmth to the interior.
The roof construction avoids a traditional cold roof construction of slate tile and rafter. Instead a single ply polymeric roof membrane provides a lightweight well-insulated alternative. A large hexagonal glass window frames views of the small urban garden from the living room.
As part of the reconfiguration works the kitchen has been moved into the middle of the house. A new open plan galley kitchen provides a connection between the lounge and the dining room which has moved to the front bay windowed room. The dining room is now orientated for the early morning sun-rise to the East and perfect for breakfast. Other works to the house involve the conversion of the original roof space to provide a traditional loft conversion.
This adds a new floor of accommodation for guests. A wet-room shower room has been located on the top floor landing to avoid losing any bedroom space. The house was configured as a three bedroom house now provides five bedrooms. As part of the refurbishments works the entire house has been rewired with new plumbing throughout. Each room has been provided with hard-wired CAT 5 data connectivity.
forresterarchitects have submitted a planning application for a new detached garden studio to a house in Notting Hill. The concept design offers a modern architectural solution to provide extra studio accommodation within the rear garden which respects and contributes to the character of the site and its immediate environment. The new structure is orientated to capture the south facing aspect to enhance the garden environment and create a visual dialogue between the studio and the garden beyond.
A desirable maisonette which forms part of an imposing end of terrace Victorian house in Dartmouth Park is bursting at the seams. The client doesn’t want to move and a maisonette refurbishment offers great potential. A design feasibility report has been submitted by forresterarchitects to realise the full potential. Currently configured as a two bedroom with a South facing aspect the internal layout is completely reconfigured. The bedrooms are relocated to the rear of the property with the main living spaces moved to the rear. A key design feature is the creation of an open plan double height space which opens onto the rear garden.
The second penthouse in a prestigious development, located in St. John’s Wood, North West London has been completed by forresterarchitects. The same client, as the previous penthouse refurbishment, has purchased a second apartment as an investment property. It too required a fresh approach to enliven this luxury penthouse apartment which is configured as a duplex apartment. A simple muted palette is adapted to suit the client’s taste. As with the previous refurbishment, an open plan configuration is retained. In ‘Starck’ contrast to the opulence of the previous Rococo interior, a sleek modern approach provides vitality to this desirable apartment.