London House Extension | Harcombe | Architects for Stoke Newington

Interior Design / Refurbishment

A London house extension has reinterpreted the London roof  in non-conformist Stoke Newington, North London.

A London house extension is a modern interpretation of the traditional London Roof, the butterfly roof, provides a unique architectural language for a new rear extension in North London. Avoiding the mundane typical rear extension the roof form is expressed internally as exposed timber joists. This provides a dynamic architectural feature and adds a natural warmth to the new rear extension. The roof is known as a warm roof construction and replaces traditional slate tile to provide a lightweight roof construction. To the West, a large hexagonal glass window frames views of the small urban garden to provide a unique rear extension.
More generally, the main living room is located to the front of mid terrace Victorian houses. The dining room has moved to the bay fronted room to the front of the house. The reconfiguration work involved the kitchen being relocated between the new living room and dining.  A new large galley kitchen provides an open plan connection between the living room and dining room. The dining room is orientated for breakfast in the early morning. The new rear extension benefits from views of the garden and the setting sun in the evening. Rubber flooring is used a robust easy clean floor finish to the rear lounge. 
Other works involved the conversion of the original roof space. A traditional loft conversion adds a new floor of accommodation to the top of the house. A dedicated wet-room shower room has added to the top floor landing. Originally configured as a three bedroom house it now provides five bedrooms.
As part of the refurbishment, the entire house has been rewired with new plumbing throughout. Each room has been provided with hard-wired CAT 5 data connectivity.