Room Tour: A Victorian Terrace Gains a Large Kitchen and Utility
A modest extension and a clever living room rejig made a classic terrace layout work harder for a young family
James Bernard of design and build company Plus Rooms solved the imbalance with an inventive reorganisation, stealing a portion of the back reception room to create a utility room, and by adding a modest wraparound extension at the rear.
Who lives here? Tarek and Caroline with their children, Amelie and Sienna, and their dog, Bo
Location Peckham, south London
Property A Victorian terraced house
Room dimensions 7.1 x 5.1m
Designer James Bernard of Plus Rooms
Photos by Liane Ryan Photography
James designed a wraparound extension that used the side return plus a little of the garden. “The rear extension was very small,” he says. “We didn’t go out further because of the limited garden space, and quite a significant level difference.”
Some of the original rear room was also given to the front reception to enlarge it.
Eames DAR armchair, Heal’s.
The detail also ties this part of the room to the steel-framed doors that overlook the garden.
Metal-framed glazing opens the kitchen-diner to the garden. “The owners wanted a glass backdrop, but something that said more about the design really appealed,” James says.
Terracotta floor tiles add a warm note and a more rustic element alongside the industrial features in the room.
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