London. A Victorian house expanded in a contemporary style

Architecture for London extends the space of a Victorian Highbury house from the kitchen that opens onto the garden.

Extension in Highbury, photo by Jim Stephenson

Architecture for London renovates a Victorian house by adding a contemporary structure in one of the more traditional neighborhoods in Highbury. The addition is an open space with a contemporary look that communicates with the garden. In this way the kitchen becomes an enjoyable social room. The kitchen before the renovation was dark with a low ceiling of only two meters. The works included the demolition of a greenhouse and some rooms on the ground and first floors. This allowed to raise the height of the kitchen. The chandelier and the finishes are in steel.

Glass doors with a slim 3.1 meter frame leave the garden view. The corridor leading to the kitchen on the ground floor has been expanded and providing the whole floor with a good level of natural light. The kitchen floor is in polished concrete, and is a trait d’union with the garden that is fenced with wood and has decorative limestone florists. The house that has been renovated has also gained in terms of environmental sustainability: the new block added isolates the historic Victorian structure. The heating comes from the floor made of local wood

Highbury House Extension
Architecture for London
Londra, Highbury
Jim Stephenson

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