Our clients purchased this dark, cramped Clapton period house dreaming of a transformation flooded in light, with plenty of space to entertain guests. Our response went above and beyond the typical Hackney renovation.

Project Name: Northern light
Studio Name:
Scenario Architecture
Site size: 152 m2
Completion date: 2013
Building levels: 2
Location: London, United Kingdom
Photography: Matthew Clayton

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Fireplace ©Matthew Clayton

Rather than propose a standard dormer extension for the loft, we lowered the floor entirely – which lowered the ceiling in the rooms below, creating cosy informal areas for the children and their guests.

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Kids Room ©Matthew Clayton

The house’s position on the terrace presented a unique opportunity for a large side extension and glazed roof that doesn’t compromise the neighbours’ privacy. Additional light comes in through the large pivoted rear door.

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Bedroom ©Matthew Clayton

The lounge, dining area and kitchen are arranged as an interconnected sequence, encouraging interaction between members of the family. Variations in level from room to room create definition; built-in furnishings add interest and balance the open plan.


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