This building was a former late Georgian workers cottage situated on the Lambeth marshes of Waterloo. These beautiful listed cottages sit within a conservation area that is regularly used for filming period dramas.
The cottage had lost many of its original features during the 1970's and the new owners approached us to draw up plans for restoring the house along with a ground floor extension.
Listed building consent was secured for a timber clad dining room facing the garden. The crux of the design was to use the dining room extension to provide a more open room with a strong connection to the garden, where the existing cottage struggles with its historic, more cellular layout.
The dining room is sunk into the garden and pushes back against the higher ground.