When the owners of a Victorian residence in London decided to extend their living space, sticking to the established conservative architectural style was never a part of the plan. An older brickwork extension didn’t do the property justice, and they had something much fresher and more modern in mind.
Architecture firm Hayhurst & Co. took inspiration from bright, airy beach houses for the two-story extension, wrapping it in white-stained larch for a breezy contrast against the original brick. Built-in outdoor furniture and planters in the same material surround a tiled concrete floor, blending the interiors right into the garden.
Window shutters are made of the same white larch, offering camouflage when closed, and a large glass door opens out onto the concrete pad, which acts as a ‘rug’ to pull the entire space together.
A skylight pulls light into the double-height study inside, while a dining room and family kitchen occupy the ground floor. Plywood interior walls continue the minimalist, fuss-free feel.