Maccreanor Lavington, KHAA, London, 2014


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Side extension to a terraced house on the edge of a Modernist estate in north London

The building is a light corner infill, designed to be recognisably different yet at the same time sympathetic – glazing on two sides and subtly adjusted proportions to windows and spandrels identify it as a later addition. The objective was to complement the original building in tone and character, while enclosing a very different type of space.

Larch spandrels and bespoke Douglas fir window frames are pre-weathered or treated with semi-opaque stains. Internally, the living room expresses the Douglas fir structure, frame, cladding and floor. In contrast to the exterior, the interior is treated with a white Osmo finish.

The original house has been reorganised to increase circulation space and add a study, bathroom, bedroom and living room. The existing room proportions and layouts have been adjusted for ease of use, and the garage has been demolished to create a side terrace. The whole building is set back from the street behind the original front garden, which has been built up and planted. A new fence wraps continuously around the corner, creating a setting with trees, planters and cycle storage.


  • Completed: Jan 2014
  • Floor area: 139m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £232,000
  • Procurement: JCT Intermediate Building Contract
  • Address: Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom

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