Claylands Road

Visualisation of the proposed design

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 remodeled over the years, with an over scaled and poor quality rear extension dominated the rear of the house and little remaining interior features. The brief was to transform the property, creating a modern family home that reinforces the historic qualities of the building, while being boldly modern where appropriate.

Proposed section / side elevation
Modifying the appearance of the rear extension and combining it with the proposed side extension and original house has been the key challenge of the project. A partial rebuilding of the end elevation of the extension is proposed. This will allow a modern, insulated wall construction to be built, finished in a London stock brick, a material suited to the conservation area. The side extension proposes the use of a glazed tile finish and standing seam metal roof, both traditional materials, that are deployed in a contemporary manner. The combination of the elements creates a well articulated, modern addition to the original house, reducing the bulk and awkwardness of the existing extension.
Proposed back elevation

Existing front elevation
Existing back elevation
The project will create a new, large kitchen / dining space that will open to the garden. A bespoke kitchen is being sourced from Italy and will be tailored to suit the space. The existing house will be reconfigured to suit the needs of the owners; this comprehensive refurbishment will include creating a new master bedroom suite, a large family bathroom and a flexible bedroom / fitness room. Other specific needs, such as storage for bikes, will be accommodated within the ground floor, together with more bespoke joinery for the living room.

We are appointed to provide full architectural services, developing detailed design for tender and construction based on a traditional building contract. The project is currently on site.

Earlier design option - elevation
Earlier design option - visualisation
Structural engineer :
Approved inspector:
Party Wall surveyor:
SD Structural Associates
Peter Barry