Somerfield Road
  • two-storey extension

Somerfield Road

A 4-storey end of terrace Victorian house – converted in the 1990s to two maisonettes – houses two families who sought to improve their living spaces.

The family of four living in the ground and first floors gained more living space and have provided two adolescent children with rooms of their own.

The couple in the upper maisonette gained some outdoor space in the form of a second floor roof terrace.

In this context the works included enlarging the existing ground floor extension, infilling a corner by the boundary wall, to create a more open plan kitchen-dining family room, opening onto the garden, with new sliding doors.
 Sustainable ‘green’ features include a sedum roof at first floor level and planters for the second floor terrace.

The first floor extension took the shape of a dark zinc clad box with contemporary bay windows. This was designed to contrast with the existing house while remaining subordinate to it, clearly allowing the original form to be read.

Featured in London Open House 2016 (download the fact sheet here)
Featured in the September 2023 edition of Real Homes, p.137.
Photography: Dome Photography