A rear extension and
a new kitchen were required. This view is looking through the original kitchen
door into the kitchen and the extension beyond.
The background image
to some of these web pages shows the section drawing of the roof construction.
YORK AVENUE (South London)
extension and new kitchen
The existing house
had a mixture of window types, and the client wanted larger "traditional"
type windows in the extension. We added a part glazed roof over the dining
In following the roof
line down from the existing slope, we enclosed windows to the bathroom and
one of the bedrooms. To make use of the volume of this roof, we put in 5 linked
Velux roof windows, and took out the old windows, leaving glazed recesses
/ alcoves to the bathroom and the bedroom. (see below)
The Client was apprehensive,
but stuck with the idea!
The recess into the new roof from
the bathroom. Note the vertical drop down windows. If you look at the external
picture above you will see a recess just below the Velux windows.
This is a lead lined valley gutter,
and the intention is to place plants into it. The Velux and the drop down
windows allow access for watering or weeding etc. ( the rain will do most
of the watering)
from kitchen towards the extension and the garden. Note the double stainless
steel sink under the granite top.
A basic kitchen system was chosen
in plain colour. The existing window behind the hob was glazed in sand blasted
glass with lighting behind.
The worktops are Verde Rose granite.
To the right of the hob is a large
larder utilising the whole of the corner space.
Another view showing the beautiful
granite which contains pink and green, and the solid oak floor.
Glass shelves in the corner, with
another exisitng window with sand blasted glass.
Bedroom recess into roof
through old window opening