An extension to a Victorian terraced house in Maida Vale, London, has transformed the clients' home, formerly a dark, one-bedroom basement flat with a large rear garden. By reorganising the interior, the living spaces have been reoriented towards the garden, allowing for the addition of a dining space and a second bedroom. The entrance corridor was shortened by moving the kitchen away from the garden and inserting the dining room
in its place. Social spaces between the entrance and the garden were interconnected and widened gradually to culminate in a full-width new- build living room whose timber floor pushes beyond the envelope, blurring divisions between inside and outside. Large glazed sliding folding doors to the living room create a visual and physical connection with the garden. Packman Lucas was the structural engineer, the contractor was Galower Builders. The contract value was £43,500.