The Corner House, London
After relocating to London from Sydney, a young family accustomed to open spaces and a connection with outside wanted to maximise the current volume of their awkwardly proportioned Victorian house. As a result, the refurbished kitchen-diner has been opened up onto a new rear terrace via a huge new opening in the façade allowing daylight to flood in. Down a short flight of steps, a large lawn links to a play den tucked under the terrace, creating a fun area for children to enjoy the fresh air; while adults can share the garden on the raised sun-terrace and barbeque deck.
The accommodation at first floor is reconfigured to create an additional bedroom ensuite and provide better proportioned children’s bedrooms. At loft level a huge dormer – articulated to the maximum size allowable under Permitted Development rights – squeezes every bit of space from under the restrictive ceiling pitches, while framing a spectacular panoramic view across the neighbourhood roofs.