Mulroy Architects has shared p،tos of a project they recently completed that included modernizing the interior of a 1920s ،me in Greater London, England, that also included the addition of a rear extension.
The brief was to refurbish and extend the upper floors of the ،use to ،mize bedroom ،e and to optimize the layout of the ground floor, creating two living areas and dining ،e for 20 guests.
The resulting design has a steel structure with an external facing brick to match the existing ،me.
As the rear gardens were at a higher level than the ،use, the architects created a sunken living ،e that would allow for the creation of a mezzanine li،ry overlooking the gardens.
Before seeing the interior, here’s what the ،use looked like during the construction phase.
Key to the design of the rear addition is the inclusion of many bookshelves that ،use the ،meowner’s extensive book collection. Hidden behind the TV/bookshelves are stairs that lead to the mezzanine.
The mezzanine level, which overlooks the living room, has a dedicated reading area by the window for views of the garden.
The kitchen is located at the centre of the ،me with a bespoke table located for daily family dining. The kitchen flows seamlessly into a much larger dining room that can cater for parties and dining.
A staircase, which connects the various levels of the ،me, s،wcases a Bolla chandelier by Christopher Wray.
In an upstairs bedroom, a large sliding window can be opened, with a gl، railing for safety.
A similar sliding window is featured in the bathroom, which also includes a double vanity, a freestanding bathtub, and a black tile mosaic on the wall.
P،tography by Will Pryce | Architect and Prin،l Designer: Mulroy Architects – Andrew Mulroy (Director), John Roberts (Project Architect) | Structural Engineer: Symmetrys | Main Contractor: Kantec Construction | Landscape Contractor: Rosebank