Maccreanor Lavington, London , 2014


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A timber-framed extension to a 1960s end of terrace house

The project is a side extension to a 1960s end-of-terrace house which forms part of the Haddo House Estate, designed by Robert Baillie for St Pancras Housing Association in 1967.

The new building is thought of as an extension to the estate, rather than to the house, respecting the integrity of the estate as an ensemble.

The facade takes its cue from the language of the existing building, but subtle changes to the proportion of solid and void are intended to give the impression of it sitting lightly on the corner. The treatment of the Siberian larch facade compliments the adjoining brick spandrel panel colour and texture.

The interior of the existing house retains a palette of plaster and painted finishes whilst the extension is expressed as a timber room, and the exposed parts of the structural frame, the windows, the floor, walls and ceiling linings are douglas fir-finished with a white wood wax finish.


  • Completed: Jan 2014
  • Floor area: 139m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £232,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Address: 7 Ravenswood, Glenhurst Avenue, London , NW5 1PU, United Kingdom

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