Construction is almost complete for this substantial house refurbishment and extension in Kensal Rise. The works to the existing Victorian terrace property include a ground floor side-return extension and large loft extension. The works involved extensive structural alterations to virtually re-build to entire interior of the property – both for speed and to upgrade the original poor building fabric. The ground floor level was excavated to give increased ceiling height across the new open-plan kitchen/dining space spreading across the full width of the plot.
The rear elevation features two large full-height slimline sliding metal doors opening on to the rear stepped garden. The loft extension includes the addition of a rear slate-clad dormer and mansard over the rear projection giving an additional home office and guest suite. Large rooflights provide daylight to each room as well as penetrating down over the central stairwell.
Internally large sliding doors to the ground floor allow for a degree of flexibility as requested by the clients giving them the potential for a fully open plan floorplate for entertaining. The kitchen features a central poured concrete island and countertop tucking the storage on the opposing side from the 6m long rooflight which floods the ground floor with natural light under which the dining table sits. Finishes include a white stained ash floor with distinctive grain, large format concrete and white glazed tiles, bespoke matt white joinery and decorative centrally controlled lighting.
Currently last minute snags are being addressed prior to completion.
Completion Due – Jan 2015
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