Islington Park St N1
This is a Grade II listed house in Barnsbury, Islington. The existing property consisted of a number of small rooms with a lack of hierarchy and little visual connection to the garden. These problems were addressed through the double height rear extension which unites the Ground Floor and Basement. The two storey rear extension will create a dramatic double height living / dining room with direct connection to the garden. The bespoke 5 metre French doors allow the house’s lower levels to be completely opened to the garden.
The roof extension adds an additional floor to the house and contains the master bedroom, shower and wc. The traditional mansard form matches neighbouring houses in the Conservation Area, but is lightened through the addition of two roof lights. The interior is lined with painted tongue and groove timber referring to artists’ garrets. To the front, the existing lightwell will be expanded towards the pavement line to create a generous new subterranean space.