Latimer Road

Edward McCann _ Architecture & Design, London, 2012


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Loft extension to a terrace house in west London to provide a new bedroom, bathroom and walk-in wardrobe

The tight plan meant that the whole floor was treated as one suite. Light is brought down into a central landing from a roof light above the stair. The bedroom, bathroom and wardrobe peel off this space with generous openings between.

Internal glazing provides lines of sight across the entire plan to enhance the feeling of space. The glazing in the bedroom folds back to open the entire wall to the outside. On the landing below the new stair drops down as a foreign entity with the profile clearly expressed beneath.

The main structure is in timber with steelwork that allowed the floor to be dropped for increased headroom. The exterior is clad in timber with black stain. The stair was CNC cut from 24mm birch ply and assembled on site.


  • Begun: Nov 2011
  • Completed: Jul 2012
  • Floor area: 35m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £85,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Sep 2011
  • Procurement: JCT Homeowner/Occupier with consultant
  • Address: 264 Latimer Road, London, W10 6QY, United Kingdom

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