75 Clyde Road

Mulroy Architects, London , 2012


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A bold loft extension with a ‘hotel room’ feel that maximises the opportunities of permitted development

The brief was to carry out a loft extension to create a master bedroom suite that felt ‘like a hotel bedroom’.

Local planning policy supported only modest roof extensions and so the current permitted development rights were exploited. The resulting volume was large enough to contain a large bedroom, bathroom and dressing area.

Maximising the daylight in the room and the views out were important. Full-height glazing was designed to fully retract into a pocket into the cladding. Combined with a frameless external balustrade this creates a small Juliette balcony and creates a feeling of spaciousness.

Other problems with modern hotel rooms were also avoided. The bathroom door facing the bed was concealed behind a secret door in the lacquered wall and a desire to feel as though the shower was outside was achieved with a very large roof window that maximises daylight but maintains privacy.


  • Begun: Jan 2012
  • Completed: Apr 2012
  • Floor area: 70m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £95,000
  • Address: 75 Clyde Road, Alexandra Park, London , N22, United Kingdom

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