The property forms one half of a large Victorian semidetached property. Formally, the only access to the garden was through the utility room and garage. The utility room window provided a limited view onto the garden, but otherwise the house was very detached.
Doma Architects redesigned the layout of the rear ground floor rooms and added a small extension to improve the useability of habitable accommodation within the existing property and provide a direct visual link from this main living accommodation to the garden at the rear.
The contemporary element to the rear is clad in black stained timber and the main openings are framed in an overhanging soffit detail. Within this frame are set sliding folding glass doors with a black aluminium frame. Sections of vertically boarded timber panels soften the overall appearance and are layered to add depth to the elevation.
A new raised terrace continues the internal floor finish externally and extends the living space seamlessly out into the garden.