Location: Salmon Lane, East London
Client: Niall & Helen Maxwell
Project Year: 2001
Cost: £100k - £500kThe site was 200sqft of pavement on the corner of two residential streets in a conservation area adjacent to the couple’s existing end-of-terrace house.
Extending the existing terrace determined the two-storey height of the building.
Entrance level from the street was half a storey higher than at the rear, so by building down as well as up the dwelling became three-storey.
The internal layout was determined by four factors: one, the need to continue the window pattern of the terrace on the north elevation; two, to shelter the rooms in the house from the busy street outside; three, to maximise views and access to the south facing private garden at the rear of the property; four, to minimise the redundancy of the circulation space.
Basement level dining room extending out into the garden, giving a feeling of space and light.Basement level dining room looking towards kitchen, utility and staircase. The living room space opens out onto the balcony, giving outside views over the garden. Reception room with built in couchette with a roll-out trundle bed for overnight guests. Salmon Lane as viewed from the street.