LocationArkley, London


The aim of this development was to make full and effective use of a site that was occupied by a large Victorian house that was poorly converted into two dwellings. It involved the demolition of the existing garage and the erection of two storey side extension. The new building was divided into two self-contained family units with a four-bedroom dwelling within the Victorian building and a three-bedroom property within the new extension. The extension was designed to be subordinate to the original house and it incorporates the same architectural styles and proportions. The goal of the project was also to improve the standards of the living accommodation. This was achieved by reconfiguring the rooms in the Victorian part of the building back to its original layout and by creating new dwellings suited to family modern and comfortable living with generous sized bedrooms, a gym and a home cinema. Enhanced accessibility measures included accessible parking, a level access ground floor and staircases designed so that a stair lift may be fitted at a later date.
KSdesign were involved in all RIBA stages of the project including design, planning, Building Regulations and working drawings.