Dorset Road

Sam Tisdall Architects, London, 2013

 

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Lookalike Victorian end of terrace house in Alexandra Palace, north London

Due to planning requirements the exterior of the new home is a replica of the neighbouring cottages on the street. However, the ‘interestingly modern’ internal spaces are ‘light and contemporary’.

The open-plan ground floor, which has raised ceiling heights compared to the original neighbouring buildings, is divided into seperate living and eating spaces by the galley kitchen in the centre of the plan.

Upstairs the rooms extend into the loft to make the house feel more spacious and in the second bedroom a sleeping platform has been built above a compact home office and wardrobe.

A vertical void clad with timber boards above the stairs is topped with a light-well that allows light deep into the building, which is otherwise only lit by small traditional cottage windows.

Data

  • Begun: Jul 2012
  • Completed: Mar 2013
  • Floor area: 76m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £223,000
  • Procurement: JCT MW 2011 procured by traditional tender
  • Address: 24a Dorset Road, London, United Kingdom

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