Reinventing the Railway Cottage
tired and dilapidated, this classic two-up two-down period terrace was
transformed and extended into a contemporary, light-filled living space.
The ambition of the project was to transform a house that was a
collection of small rooms and corridors with low ceilings into a
free-flowing, naturally-lit space that efficiently served the requirements of the owner.To
this end, the roof was taken off and replaced with a highly efficient
mono-pitch structure, offering a dramatic, three-metre high, vaulted
ceiling that gives the master bedroom a sense of increased light and
whole of the ground floor was remodelled into one open-plan living
space, from front door to rear garden. The stair was shifted
transversely to form a strong architectural feature, with a roof light
above bringing light into the middle of the living area.
property was extended by nearly 50% at the rear, with a two-storey
partial-width and fully glazed infill extension. The latter was simply
formed by using two panels of double glazing, one for the roof and one
for the rear wall.