Melody Road Loft Conversion

Giles Pike Architects, London, 2010


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Conversion of a loft space within a typical Victorian terraced house

Converting loft spaces into habitable accommodation does not generally present architects with very much in the way of scope or opportunity for expression. In this case Giles Pike Architects have pushed the envelope somewhat and have designed a sleek glazed addition to the roof scape of this Vicorian terrace in Wandsworth.

The planners who are naturally of a conservative nature (especially in a Conservation Area) took a great deal of persuading before eventually granting 'consent' to this bold scheme.

The rear glazed wall, raking back at 80 degrees is crisply detailed to provide adequate weather protection and minimal visual intrusion.

The resulting accommodation in the former attic space is both light and spacious and offers spectacular panoramic views over the rooftops of Wandsworth.


  • Begun: Aug 2010
  • Completed: Dec 2010
  • Floor area: 35m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £49,500
  • Procurement: Minor Works
  • Address: 70 Melody Road, Wandsworth, London, SW18 2QF, United Kingdom

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