Private Clients | Richmond upon Thames, London

The ground floor of this grand detached Victorian home in Teddington has been dramatically reconfigured and extended to transform what was a dark and tightly compartmentalised set of living spaces into a bright, daylight filled home environment.

The bricks forming the existing gable-end rear extension were reused to create a new collection of intersecting volumes – an open plan space bringing together a new kitchen, dining area and snug. The new east-facing extension is flooded by sunlight, every opportunity to harness it taken. An assortment of glazing features including a clerestory, worktop slot window, glazed corner window and two roof lights have been carefully positioned to ensure every elevation of the new extension is equipped to capture daylight and external views.

Added to the recycled bricks is European Larch, a material that will age gracefully and provide additional warmth to the external appearance of the new extension. It creates crisply defined apertures, including a new full-height, minimally-framed set of sliding doors, which open up the rear elevation onto a new raised patio space reconnecting the house with its large rear garden.