Victoria Road

ob-a, London, 2012

 

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Black timber clad extension to a two-bedroom ground floor flat

The property is a two-bedroom ground floor flat in a Victorian terraced house. At the point at which the client bought the property, the flat was barely liveable. The configuration of the main living spaces was awkward and turned its back to the garden at the rear.

The brief was to refurbish and reconfigure the entire flat in a way that re-established the connections from front to back by framing selected views. The client wished to keep two bedrooms but also establish clearly defined areas for cooking and dining as well as creating a snug for relaxing.

The new black timber extension accommodates the snug, which together with the dining area, ‘hangs’ off the central kitchen. The large bay window provides the main view through to the back of the garden, accentuating the long rectangular nature of this terraced plot.

Data

  • Begun: Apr 2012
  • Completed: Aug 2012
  • Floor area: 71m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £90,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Mar 2012
  • Procurement: No formal building contract used. Architects drawings and specification up until RIBA stage H. Regular site visits made during construction phase.
  • Address: 134a Victoria Road, London, NW6 6QB, United Kingdom

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