Kirkwood McCarthy has won permission to replace a garage in east London with a four-bedroom family home
The three-storey 139m² home in Selwyn Road, near Mile End will sit on a 5m-wide plot between a brick semi-detached and a row of Victorian terraced houses.
The emerging practice is currently working on a number of residential infill projects and in 2014 converted a dilapidated workshop, also in east London, into a two-bedroom terraced home (see AJBL: Winkley Workshop).
Work is expected to start on the Selwyn Road scheme in spring 2017.
Location: Tower Hamlets, London
Type of project: Private House
Architect: Kirkwood McCarthy
Gross internal floor area: 139m²
Total cost: £420,000
Architects’ view: Sophie McCarthy of Kirkwood McCarthy
The client approached us with a brief to transform their semi-detached single-car garage into a contemporary family home. Given the conservation area locality, we worked closely with the Tower Hamlets planning team to integrate their aesthetic and streetscape requirements.
From this process we have achieved a design that appropriates the Victorian terrace datums and proportions with a two-storey street frontage, concealing a partial basement and three-storey split-level layout beyond. The material palette is predominately brick and concrete with steel-framed windows.