London-based studio Neiheiser Argyros has renovated a Victorian terrace named Steele’s Street Home, including balconies and open areas that join the house to its backyard.
Positioned in west London, the extension is designed to refresh and brighten the terrace home that had a low-ceilinged floor ground and beforehand lacked pure gentle.
“The present home was a proud however drained Victorian-era terrace,” Neiheiser Argyros co-founder Xristina Argyros informed Dezeen.
“Whereas the higher floor degree had beneficiant ceiling heights and a few interval particulars value saving, the decrease ground had very low ceilings and little pure gentle,” she continued. “The principle aims of the undertaking had been to attach the home with the backyard and to visually develop the inside area of the home with out essentially including extra space.”
Neiheiser Argyros tailored the present constructing and added a single-storey extension to the decrease ground. Clad in stained accoya wooden, the addition replaces a broken glass conservatory and is topped with a roof backyard that acts as a terrace for the higher degree.
A portion of the again backyard has been excavated and changed with a basement-level courtyard that includes clay paving and stepped planters.
“We changed an present glass conservatory that was leaky and uncovered with an extension that had extra strategic skylights,” stated Argyros.
“The bottom of the extension was lowered to compensate for the low ceilings, and in the remainder of the home, we raised the ceiling joists of the decrease ground to enhance the general top.”
Brick-lined steps join the degrees of the courtyard and lead inside Steele’s Street Home, the place present partitions have been eliminated and changed with massive openings to ask extra gentle into the areas.
“For the inside, it was a technique of enhancing; strategically eradicating partitions, reducing new openings, stripping off layers of plaster and paint, and having a light-weight contact with the selection of latest supplies to permit the area to breathe and really feel extra open,” stated Argyros.
Accessed from the newly created terrace, the raised floor ground options open residing areas together with a brilliant lounge and eating space with colored sofas, white-painted partitions, uncovered brickwork and built-in cabinets. A further seating space is constructed right into a recess lit by a big window.
A set of darkish blue French doorways connects the residing space to a kitchen, the place matching darkish blue cupboards and an island topped with Carrara marble distinction the lightness of the Douglas fir flooring.
Bedrooms and a playroom are organized throughout the decrease floor ground, extending beneath the landscaping for added area and privateness. Every bed room is related to the sunken courtyard by sliding glass doorways that supply views and direct entry to the backyard.
“We labored along with the panorama designer Joanne Bernstein to convey order to the wildness of the backyard, which was beforehand a wild and overgrown tangle of vines, bushes, and weeds,” stated Argyros.
All through Steele’s Street Home’s inside, Neiheiser Argyros aimed to steadiness a recent color scheme with preserved Victorian particulars that embody unique fireplaces and brickwork stripped of its unique plaster.
Pink balustrades and door frames together with pink railing on the balconies had been chosen to replicate the native crab apple timber within the backyard, enhancing the continuity between the house’s inside and exterior.
“We use color sparingly and intentionally to convey consideration to particular options, to stress continuity, and to mark thresholds,” stated Argyros.
“As a result of the general materials palette is impartial, elemental, and uncooked, the colorful components develop into extra highly effective and there’s an general strategy to materiality that celebrates the basic and the tactile.”
Elsewhere, London studio Neiheiser Argyros has lately accomplished tasks in Greece together with a vibrant workplace renovation and a modernist residence refurbishment that includes minimalist residing areas.
The pictures is by Lorenzo Zandri.