House of Design Architects

Tachbrook Street

The lower ground floor garden flat is always a challenging space to configure in order that the most is made for the floor area available. The main obstacle is to avoid creating a long corridor effect as the entrance to these flats within period buildings is usually at the front. This was achieved through having a centrally positioned reception room which borrows light from the the extended kitchen that enjoys French windows and large skylights.

Extra floor area was added through the addition of this rear kitchen extension and through part excavation of the vaults which then damp proofed and finished to provide a comfortable home office area.

The sourcing of the materials was of particular interest to the clients. Materials tours were organised in which we navigated around London with the clients visiting various suppliers and showrooms to hand pick the required materials.

The resultant refurbishment has a nicely individual presentation and the addition of the extended kitchen allowed existing floor space to be freed up and reconfigured into a spare bedroom. As such additional value has been added to the property.

Kitchen extension

Landscaping and lighting to garden

Vault beneath street turned into study

Design drawing