RIBA Chartered Practice

Crystal Palace 01

This project consists of a loft conversion, side extension, internal refurbishment, and landscaping to an end of terrace 1970’s house in East Dulwich.

The original house had been constructed to a standard design that failed to take advantage of its end of terrace location. The brief was to use the site opportunities to turn a common house type into a unique home. The client was keen on a pragmatic but respectful attitude to the original house, enhancing its better qualities and integrating the new work with the original form as closely as possible.

The loft is open plan (including the stair from the first floor) with an en-suite steam shower, and dormer with large sliding windows and great views.

The existing first and ground floor is being remodeled to include a wc and utility room in the middle of the plan, space saving sliding doors, enlarged window openings, and large new openings to the side extension.

The side extension is conceived of as a timber frame and timber clad structure slotted into the void between the exposed brick of the boundary wall and the existing house. It includes large sliding doors to open up the space to the front courtyard and rear garden, and a central mirrored roof light to bring light into the depth of the plan.

The front courtyard, bike shed and cladding all make reference to the existing black stained palisade to the existing timber porch.