De Beauvoir Road is a 4-bedroom Victorian terraced home that has been sensitively refurbished and boldly extended as a sculptural kind that draws in light from the sky and embraces views of its garden and surrounding trees.
Set inside a Hackney conservation area, original period attributes have been reinstated making use of conventional techniques although a rear extension of sweeping spaces offers new life to a house that was slowly being outgrown by its family’s modern specifications.
The form of the new extension has evolved from the language of the internet site: its gardens, its brickwork and its neighbouring buildings. Its curved types are clad in solid oak boarding to add to a very carefully selected palette of organic supplies – limestone flooring, exposed brickwork walls and restored Baltic pine floorboards. The interiors are expressed as a series of fluid surfaces and flowing spaces that weave via the residence, leading 1 towards a rear garden that gently extends over the dining area as a green roof of wildflowers.
Generously lit indoor family rooms open up and connect with west-facing outside spaces. Modern forms reveal and celebrate the character of the original residence, allowing vertical pools of all-natural light to wash more than exposed brickwork and cleanly composed surfaces. Oak boarding extends by means of to internal spaces to add texture and visual warmth.
The original creating has been fully thermally insulated and includes low power lighting, below floor heating from a highly effective boiler and a sloping green roof.