Hampstead Glazed Extension

Belsize Architects, London, 2012


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Media Room and Patio 

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  • Kitchen    
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Contemporary extension to an 18th century Grade II listed house, accommodating a new kitchen/dining area with a media room and office space below

A new extension replaced an existing extension over a small cellar to create new family living spaces. By rejecting a traditional brick extension in favour of a striking glazed box, the project reads as a contemporary and sympathetic addition to the original Grade II listed Georgian house. A layer of copper mesh was inserted between the two layers of glass in order to create a more private space while blending with the colour of the Georgian brick façade.

The extension contains a kitchen and dining area with lots of natural light and uninterrupted garden views. Folding doors open up the rear wall to create a seamless transition between inside and outside.

To remove any sensation of being in a basement at the lower level, a wide double height void was dug between the extension and the party garden wall. This creates drama and provides natural light to a new high-specification family/media room and office space, alongside a new external terrace connected by a brick staircase to the garden. The light-well brings additional daylight into the family room, which can also be shuttered to create an intimate “den”.


  • Completed: Jun 2012
  • Floor area: 62m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £230,000
  • Address: 33 Pond Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 2PN, United Kingdom

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