A bold and colourful transformation of a terraced house in South London’s Corbett Estate creating a bright and joyous home for our client, her two daughters and her dog. The works created a new family space at ground, a master bedroom suite at first floor and a new loft room.
The existing house was in poor condition however it had clearly been a well loved family home which we and our client recognised and valued. Our proposal therefore deliberately referenced colours and materials from the existing house and reinvented them as something appropriate for a contemporary family home. Rather than erasing the character and history of the house, we were able to continue the story of the house into its new incarnation.
The focus was to transform the house into a functional and comfortable family home. With a modest budget commensurate to the type and location of the house, the strategy was to use simple, uncomplicated materials with highlights of strong colour or material often referencing features of the existing house.
By positioning utility spaces in the dark central portion of the house, living spaces are pushed to the brighter edges. A large yellow sliding door to the rear and a roof light above floods the north facing kitchen with light.
The project was completed in 2021.