Full refurbishment, rear extension
Kitchen, Joinery & Bathrooms,Curation
Located with the Dulwich Estate and in Dulwich Village Conservation Area, this modest Victorian cottage underwent a full refurbishment & extension.
In it, a pair of perforated brick panels connect the considered interiors with its garden.
The clients loved their garden and so our strategy was to move the kitchen to the front of the garden, allowing for a generous living area opening on to the lush garden
We were keen to maximise the sense of space by connecting the rear extension with the garden. The perforated brick panels modulate the vew and throw patterns of light across the room. They also allowed a secure method to continuously ventilate the house in the summer.
The Large pivot door sweeps open to invite the garden into the home
Colour was the central theme in the design of this house, from the orange door against the muted grey brick to the bold blocks of green and blue that lead you through the spaces.
The house steps down to the rear breaking the space into 3 distinct zones, each naturally lit in different ways to give the spaces a unique focus
“We hired Ash to help renovate our home. He made the whole design process really hands on an engaging for us. Taking our ideas, offering his own insights and also making us think carefully about the decisions we made. The working relationship was really inclusive and fun. We asked Ash to then stay on and help tender our project and continue working with us to protect manage the build. We were really glad to have the opportunity to work with Ash and gain the personal attention you can only get from a smaller firm. We now have the most amazing space that could only have come about through working in partnership with him.”
Dwayne & Andrew
Structural Engineer: Ian Harban Consulting Engineers
Photography: Rachael Smith Photography, Variant Office
Glazing Contractor: Dask Timber
Rooflight Contractor: DM Window Solutions
If you have a project in mind we’d be very happy to help you bring it to life.