Browns Road, E17
Three-storey Victorian terraced house
Rear extension, loft conversion and refurbishment
Guy Taylor Associates
These stylish, creative clients wanted to use a mix of materials and finishes to update their handsome period property. The contemporary new elements both complement and enhance the traditional to create a uniquely tasteful, relaxing home.
On the ground floor, a new rear extension houses a generous kitchen/dining area that is flooded with natural light from large sliding doors and glazing panels. The ‘concrete floor’ look was achieved using a thin layer of micro-cement, which gives a more uniform finish than poured concrete. Micro-cement was also used for the kitchen worktop and integrated sink, with the pale grey colour subtly complementing the pale, ply-fronted bespoke kitchen units.
The modern/classic style continues outside with beautiful timber cladding to the ground floor extension, and coloured-zinc cladding to the loft extension, both of which work perfectly with the property’s traditional Victorian brickwork.
Inside, the bespoke staircase to the loft has a vertically slatted timber balustrade and, to make the best use of space, the clients added bespoke shelving, built-in cupboards and floor-to-ceiling wardrobes.
The loft bathroom is entirely finished in Tadelakt, a traditional Moroccan waterproof plaster that is fast becoming a popular finish for walls, ceilings, floors and bathrooms, with its range of colours and subtly polished, luxurious look.