The House of Many Terraces

Threefold Architects, London, 2012


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View from street 

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The extension and refurbishment of a dilapidated 1950s mews house in Camden transforming into a modern family home

Situated in a dense urban mews, the scheme sought to channel natural light into the centre of the building and by creating external terraces on every floor, enhance the connection between inside and out. In addition to rationalizing the original layout to make better use of the space a pavilion was added to the roof level to provide additional accommodation.

A central open staircase travels up the core of the building illuminated by glazing on every floor. Bedrooms, bathrooms and utility room are located at ground floor with access to a secluded courtyard garden. The first floor is an open plan plan family space structured around the central stair core, opening into a large west facing terrace. The new roof pavilion creates a second floor with two flexible spaces and bathroom opening onto terraces at the front and rear of the house.


  • Begun: Jul 2011
  • Completed: May 2012
  • Floor area: 160m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £243,500
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: May 2011
  • Procurement: JCT MW 2005 Rev 2 2008
  • CO2 Emissions: 376702kg/m2/year
  • Address: 45 Murray Mews, London, NW1 9RH, United Kingdom

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