Diagonal Rear Extension | Barlby | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea

Refurbishment / Listed and Conservation / Interior Design

A diagonal rear extension replaces a tired conservatory  in Ladbroke Grove, West London.

A diagonal rear extension has replaced a tired conservatory that used to occupy the garden of a mid-terraced house in Ladbroke Grove, West London. The house is located in the Oxford Gardens Conservation Area, within the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. To provide a modern and vibrant solution to extend the rear of the property, a natural copper cladding has been used.

The new extension provides an enlarged kitchen with a dedicated utility room and extra storage space. The full-height folding/sliding doors, which extend over 6.5 metres, provide access to a raised external terrace. The terrace and the rear extension both overlook a mature garden from an uninterrupted south-facing aspect, creating a spacious and inviting atmosphere. In addition to the rear extension, the house has been refurbished to include the remodelling of the master bathroom and bedrooms on the upper floor. The use of a natural copper cladding adds a unique touch to the property’s exterior, creating a bold and contemporary look that complements the existing architecture.

Over time, the copper cladding will oxidise and change from orange to green, in the same manner as the traditional roof architecture of London. This will give the property a more natural and aged appearance, adding to its overall charm and character.

The new diagonal rear extension has transformed the tired conservatory into a stylish and modern addition that enhances the functionality and visual appeal of the property. The enlarged kitchen and additional storage space, combined with the raised external terrace, provide ample room for entertainment and relaxation, while the natural copper cladding adds a unique touch to the property’s exterior.