London Courtyard House is situated within a prominent conservation area in South West London close to the River Thames. The original house was architect designed at the beginning of the 20th Century.
Adam Scott is an architectural photographer based in South London.
Our client wished to refurbish and extend their existing roof terrace room, creating a stronger relationship with the external spaces and London skyline. The proposal sits within a Conservation area in central London, requiring a considered design approach that is sensitive to the existing building and context.
The owners of this large detached Edwardian House, wanted us to work on designs for the building that would open up the internal rooms and embrace the large mature garden. An existing garage is to be converted into much needed store and utility room that sits nestled into the banks of the higher level garden.
The owner’s period, one-bedroom garden flat was tired, outdated and suffered from a compromised layout. The uninsulated bathroom, located to the rear of the house, could only be accessed by walking through the kitchen.
The typical terrace 2 up 2 down house layout suffers from a narrow plan form with a set of corridor like circulation spaces. Ground floor spaces are often rooms off this cellular corridor with bedrooms at first floor compromised due to the non active circulation space that runs from front to back of the building.