A double-fronted, four-storey house in south London, built in 1901. On the ground floor, there’s a sitting room, dining room, kitchen/living room and WC. On the first floor, there’s a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a shower room and a dressing room. On the top floor, there are four bedrooms and a bathroom. In the basement is office and storage space.
The main structural change the owners made to the house was that they rebuilt the existing kitchen extension with skylights, big windows and glass doors leading through the front of the house for maximum light. This space now forms as a functional family living room.
Casting a huge volume of light into the kitchen extension, these capacious skylights make a striking architectural feature. Set deep into the structure, the lightwells are placed over the prep zone and dining area. Light worktops made from composite granite trick the eye into thinking the kitchen is bigger.