The renovation of the early 1900’s apartment situated on the first floor of the ERTLER apartment building, located in the historic city center of Oradea, designed by the architect Mende Valer
Conjuring traditional notions of the ‘hearth’ as the focal point of a home, the playful chimney duo within this contemporary extension to an end-of-terrace family house became conceptually and physically integral to the design.
The Charlotte Road apartments were designed to be let rather than sold, so the brief asked for high quality and durable materials and fittings and unique spaces which reflect the original industrial character of the building and neighbourhood.
The renovation and extension of this terrace house have transformed it from a dark, cold home, into a well-lit, warm, naturally ventilated and energy efficient house, with an excellent connection to the garden and views to the city and rooftops of North Carlton.
The program for this 1840’s Greenwich Village townhouse redefined it as a spatially interconnected contemporary residence for a young family.
Renovating a semi-detached, single fronted Edwardian terrace house always poses a unique set of challenges. The sites are often long and narrow with a shared party wall on one side and an existing house which can be over 100 years old.