Kirkwood McCarthy bring light and freshness into extension of Victorian semi-detached house in London

Kirkwood McCarthy bring light and freshness into extension of Victorian semi-detached house in London

The clients approached Kirkwood McCarthy to extend the existing Victorian semi-detached residence in London, thus create equally sized bedrooms for twin sons, a new master bedroom to the loft level, and a better flow and arrangement to the first floor living.

“Pages Lane is a residential extension project that celebrates the fabric of the existing Victorian semi-detached residence. A striking anthracite zinc ground floor and loft extension provide additional living area and forge a new space plan that transforms the existing layout typology. Pulled away from the original building to achieve a new enclosed courtyard, the ground floor extension pitches and leans from a Mountain Ash tree. This form, with soaring internal ceilings, creates a decidedly different and unique type of living space that opens generously to the courtyard and rear garden; and contrasts against against the insular style living room to the original house,” said Fiona Kirkwood and Sophie McCarthy, founders of studio

12 Pages Lane by Kirkwood McCarthy. Photographs by David Butler
Rear extension
12 Pages Lane by Kirkwood McCarthy. Photographs by David Butler
12 Pages Lane by Kirkwood McCarthy. Photographs by David Butler
12 Pages Lane by Kirkwood McCarthy. Photographs by David Butler
Dining room
12 Pages Lane by Kirkwood McCarthy. Photographs by David Butler
Kitchen
12 Pages Lane by Kirkwood McCarthy. Photographs by David Butler
Living room
12 Pages Lane by Kirkwood McCarthy. Photographs by David Butler
First floor staircase
12 Pages Lane by Kirkwood McCarthy. Photographs by David Butler
Bathroom
12 Pages Lane by Kirkwood McCarthy. Photographs by David Butler
Loft master bedroom
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Loft extension
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First floor plan
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Second floor plan
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Loft