43% Extra at no.43
Location: North London
Client: Private family
ABL3 Architects are delighted to have maximised the the usable floor space of a typical London Victorian terrace house to create a highly energy efficient and 43% additional floor area.
Sustainability: We reviewed a number of options to improve the thermal performance and efficiency of the property before settling on an upgrade of the external walls, high specification roof insulation and thermally efficient windows, alongside a new boiler which can be connect to airsource and or PV generation.
Area Gain: The additional area was gained in a rear extension, double storey closet wing rear extension and a full loft conversion. The new staircase is a seemless replica of the existing to maintain the consistency, the result is a effortless flow through the house.
Design Features: The additional features in the ground floor include a large kitchen, dining room, separate utility and cloak room, and front drawing room with a designated study and bar area. On the first floor is the family bathroom and three bedrooms, and the top floor has a further two bedrooms and children’s bathroom. We made sure that we maintained the original features of the property including fireplaces, cornices and the staircase, and we also built in new joinery to the clients specifics, for instance we built in the clients inherited chest of drawers within the joinery to ensure the chest of drawers had home in the new property. The house works perfectly for this family and ABL3 are delighted to have exceed the clients expectations.
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