Private Clients | Camden, London

Located in central Camden the refurbishment of this compact Grade II listed end of terrace Victorian Almshouse included a new basement and rear extension as well as the restoration of the property’s existing period features.

The Imperial London Stock Bricks used for the original washhouse structure at the rear of the property have been recycled in the new extension which also includes a two storey glazed lightwell with a mass timber structural frame. Connecting the basement with the ground floor extension the glazed lightwell allows natural light to penetrate deep into the basement plan as well as unlocking views to the rear garden at ground floor level.

New build elements complement the existing brick surfaces on the rear and side elevations, helping to integrate the new extension with the original structure and reconnect the house with the rear garden. The previously uninhabitable basement has been deepened and extended to create an additional level of living and utility space increasing the overall internal floor area by a third. A new larger galley kitchen has been relocated providing a natural link between a new ground floor study and the new dining extension. This rearrangement of space has released half of the existing ground floor footprint which has also been reconfigured to provide an enlarged dual aspect open plan living room.