Homeowners of a conventional London townhouse enlisted the aid of Unagru Architecture Urbanism to transform it into a present day, light-weight-stuffed Home for a Cellist with enough area for a musical quartet to apply. The three-story townhouse underwent an extensive refurbishment, which involved structural get the job done, a renovation, and an extension with immediate access to the back garden. To deliver the dwelling into contemporary moments, a a great deal-desired 50 % rest room is added to the ground ground, along with other necessities, like a laundry cupboard, new principal bed room with an ensuite rest room, an workplace, and loads of storage.
A one-story, ground ground extension in the back produces a flexible living area for calming, dining, and rehearsing. Flooring-to-ceiling sliding glass doorways span the back wall giving backyard garden sights and straightforward entry to the patio. Just one of the most statement-making types in the new addition is the round skylight that attracts all-natural light-weight into the inside.
Atop the extension is a wildflower green roof that helps reduce the threat of flooding when it rains.
A triangle construction in the middle of the floor floor adds exciting angles although hiding the rest room, a closet, and staircase. It also breaks up sight lines from the entrance of the home in get to provide privateness to the again and yard. The eating desk can be moved to the facet to make place for the musicians to rehearse.
Gentle oak floors and matching cabinetry, alongside with tough lime plastered white walls develop a minimalist and tranquil fool on the ground ground.
The kitchen area is at the front of the home semi-enclosed in a wood and glass box subsequent the front doorway. Sliding doorways open it up to the dwelling space.
The rooftop terrace can be reached by using a new customized steel staircase and electric powered roof hatch.
Images by Nick Dearden.