South Hill Park Road

Belsize Architects, London, 2013


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  • Rear elevation - dusk    
  • Untitled_Panorama1.jpg    
  • The extension reclaims awkward external space    
  • The extension opens onto a new garden terrace    
  • View from garden    
  • Exterior at dusk    
  • Front elevation    
  • New kitchen with faceted ceiling    
  • New kitchen straddling old and new footprints    
  • Original interiors have been refurbished and period features restored    
  • New high-spec bathrooms have been installed    
  • Location plan    
  • Floor plan    
  • Rear elevation    
  • Section    
  • Cladding detail    

Extension, refurbishment and remodelling of a ground floor apartment within a Victorian terrace in Hampstead

This remodelling and extension of a ground floor flat in Hampstead was designed for a young family.

Located in a conservation area, it gives the property a lively new identity and valuable additional space.

The extension makes excellent use of a difficult site. A former store has been reclaimed as a second bathroom, while an awkward area between the house and an electricity substation has also been brought within the extension as a third bedroom.

Two gently sloping roofs draw the eye towards the middle of the extension, which is clad in carefully detailed dark zinc and whose geometry mirrors the angularity of the site.

The original interiors have been completely refurbished, and period features have been sensitively restored. A remodelled kitchen sits beneath a faceted tall ceiling that picks up the angularity of the extension and enhances the spaciousness of the room.


  • Begun: Apr 2013
  • Completed: Dec 2013
  • Floor area: 122m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £245,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Jan 2013
  • Procurement: ICD 2011 (JCT Intermediate Contract 2011 with contractors design portion)
  • Address: South Hill Park Road, London, NW3 2SS, United Kingdom

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