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Dollis Hill Avenue

Dollis Hill, London, UK

New build residential rear extension and full house refurbishment in Dollis Hill, north-west London

Works involved the construction of a new single storey rear extension, including the full refurbishment of the existing property. A split level plan was introduced on the ground floor to connect the house to the lowered rear garden thereby a large floor to ceiling height could be realised, bringing a sense of grandeur to the new every-day living space.

Large full-height sliding doors open out onto a south facing terrace with easy access to the garden beyond. The external terrace, acting as a plinth, helps to ground the new extension into the slope.

Internally, full height oak joinery is proposed throughout. A large utility room and a storage area are concealed behind this deep wall of timber. The insertion of deep seating in the joinery offers a comfortable, sheltered enclosure - a perfect place to read and relax. The seating extends along the flank wall and into the casement window, offering seated views over the rear garden. The lightly washed oak joinery elements along with natural stone worktops and mortar washed brickwork, offer a warm, muted interior palette, reflecting our clients request for a calm and relaxing everyday space.

Photography: Ståle Eriksen