Yellow Frame House

Selencky///Parsons, London, 2018


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The Yellow Frame House project involves the refurbishment and extension of a Victorian terrace house in Hither Green, south-east London.

A striking yellow steel frame marks the access to the garden and a defines a clerestory roof bringing light deep into the plan of the house. Internally the yellow frame is repeated to support the large opening in the rear of the old house and contain the kitchen island.

To one side of the frame, a bi-folding window creates a double-sided window seat linking the dining space to the garden and enabling the threshold to be inhabited.

The full width rear extension creates a multi-function open plan space, with distinctly zoned kitchen, living and dining areas. The zoning of the spaces is achieved through the varying expression of the ceiling height, fenestration and floor finish.

A bespoke joinery storage wall forms the back drop to the space and picks up on the materials and colour palette of the scheme.


  • Begun: Mar 2018
  • Completed: Aug 2018
  • Floor area: 42m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £120,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Feb 2017
  • Procurement: Traditional
  • Address: 21 Kellerton Road, London, SE13 5RB , United Kingdom

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