A four-storey early Victorian Townhouse overlooking St Thomas’s burial grounds. Back to brick refurbishment with an aim to create a perfect marriage of a 200 year old past with modern designs to create a seamless home.
The project brief was to reconfigure the layout to create more fluid spaces meeting the needs of a contemporary home whilst remaining loyal to its Victorian features.
Desirable, practical kitchen-living-dining arrangement does require three spaces. As the existing house only had two rooms at each level, we proposed to extend. The extension’s most noticeable feature is its profile – a variation on the typical butterfly roofline of the host terrace.
This rear extension has been designed to maximize the size and volume while remaining within Permitted Development Rights and is a very good demonstration of how to exercise your rights giving the house a stylish new lease of life.
Whether you’re simply looking to improve your house or carry out major works to one you’re intending to buy, it pays to understand the scope of the available rights.
— Peter Lunter | Architect owner, Hackney —