Claylands Road

The full refurbishment and extension of an elegant three bedroom Victorian terraced house within a conservation area in Oval, London.

The property had been substantially remodelled over the years, with an over scaled and poor-quality rear extension dominating the rear of the house. The brief was to transform the property, creating a modern family home that reinforces the remaining historic qualities of the building, while being boldly modern where appropriate.

Ground floor plan
Concealed workspace Back elevation - complete
Back elevation - existing

The project resulted in a reconfiguration of the entire house so that it now meets the needs of the owners. The 2 storey rear section of the house was re-built to modern standards and in a contemporary design that is appropriate for the conservation area. A London stock brick is used for the main end elevation, which includes two large modern glazed openings. A side return addition includes a zinc façade and roof and a geometric green tiled feature façade, a reference to the Victorian use of ceramics. The detail and articulation of the modern addition ensures it complements the original house and local neighbourhood.

Kitchen / dining space

The new rear of the house contains a large kitchen / dining space that opens to the re-landscaped garden via a dramatic glazed pivot door. A bespoke kitchen was sourced from Italy and is tailored to suit the space. The rest of the house was substantially reconfigured to suit the needs of the owners; this included creating a new master bedroom suite with en-suite, a large family bathroom and a flexible bedroom / fitness room. Other specific needs, such as storage for bikes, was accommodated within the ground floor, together with more bespoke joinery for the living room.

We were appointed to provide full architectural services, developing detailed design for tender and construction based on a traditional building contract. The project was completed in February 2018.

Concealed workspace Living room joinery
View from garden
Structural engineer :
Approved inspector:
Party Wall surveyor:
SD Structural Associates
Peter Barry