Milton Flat

Paul Archer Design, London, 2015


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Complete refurbishment with extension of a cramped ex-local authority ground floor flat

This project involved the opening up of a tired and pokey ground floor garden flat into a spacious, light filled open-plan family home.

The former half-width extension was replaced with a full-width structure adding much needed floor space for the young family.

Full-height glass doors run the entire width of the extension creating a sense of openness allowing the garden to be enjoyed from all angles. A side courtyard has been created allowing daylight deep into the plan.

Openings to the existing structure have deliberately been kept small to minimise cost, yet the effectiveness of these apertures should not be understated; connecting spaces and creating interesting views.

The white-on-white interior expresses the simplicity of the scheme, with white joinery and Corian worktops to match. The white continues outside in the oversized sliding doors, with white cladding also fabricated from Corian. Large yellow doors frame the view, adding to the playfulness of this cost effective scheme.


  • Completed: Oct 2015
  • Floor area: 102m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £100,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Address: Milton Grove , London, N16 8QY, United Kingdom

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