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Crawford Partnership

RESIDENTIAL REFURBISHMENT PROJECTS


Preface

Crawford Partnership was established in 1997 by Alan Crawford as a ‘boutique style’ London based architecture and interior design practice. This new book includes examples of our residential projects, built or at design stage, that involve the renovation and extension of existing homes. The projects illustrated are all located in London and reflect the growing challenges we face when working on existing residences in the capital. Many of these projects are Listed Buildings of historical value that require a sensitive approach with a lightness of touch, or are situated within the many Conservation Areas that are found across London, where the main aim is to ensure that the designs we propose will preserve and enhance the existing character of these important locations. Our bespoke designs address these constraints positively as part of every unique solution, with our ideas and concepts influenced from many sources, from art and nature, science and technology, through to travel and literature, and with each exclusive project aspiring to create beautiful crafted built forms and spaces incorporating modern materials and technologies with sustainable building construction at competitive cost levels, extending the life of these period homes and updating them for 21st century living with designs that maximise on light, space and comfort and provide visual delight for all. The knowledge and experience gained working on these period homes in London over many years has enabled our comprehensive understanding of the economies of space and cost of materials needed to successfully complete these projects. Alan Crawford 2019


Contents 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Bury Walk 04 West Common Way 01 08 Millfield Lane

12 Stafford Square 14 Cavendish Avenue 01 16 Cavendish Avenue 02 18 West Common Way 02 22 Grove Avenue 26 Eaton Place 28 Warwick Road 32 Montenotte Road 34 Mount Pleasant 38 White Lodge Close 44 Grafton Crescent 46 Frognal Lane 48 St Katharine’s Precinct 50 Redcliffe Square 56 Redington Gardens 60 Kemplay Road 62 Montpelier Square 64 Games Road 66 Alma Street 68


01 Bury

Walk

2004 Completed Kensington, London Value | £375,000

Bury Walk is a street of 18th and 19th century mews style house located in one of Chelsea’s Conservation Areas. The client wanted to maximise the feel of light and space within the confines of the existing small split level rooms of the original house and to create a more open plan living environment. To achieve this everything behind the front façade was dismantled and the spaces were opened up to allow daylight and sunlight to penetrate into the interior. A new basement level was constructed at the front used as a cinema room and a bespoke wine store was also added in this area. The client also wanted to create a larger master bedroom suite at first floor maximising available space, and a new glazed en-suite bathroom ‘pod’ is plugged onto an outside terrace on the rear façade, hovering on glass blocks that allow daylight to filter through into the spaces below. Internally, the new bathroom is bathed in natural light from the floor to ceiling obscured window, with a sunken bath set immediately adjacent creating a dramatic backdrop within the space that is further enhanced by a bespoke frameless glass storage wall that continues the transparency theme into the walk-in shower enclosure, with its walls of glass mosaic tiles.

Street Elevation


View of Ground Floor


Staircase to Ground Floor

Dining Space Within the Kitchen


View of First Floor Master Bathroom

Rear First Floor Balcony


02 West

Common Way 1 2004 Completed Harpenden, London Value | £350,000 Crawford Partnership were commissioned in October 2004 to completely renovate and extend the existing 2 storey 1930’s cottage located within the Harpenden Conservation Area. The outdated interior layout of the cottage was entirely at odds with its spacious and leafy surroundings, with cramped hallways, small rooms and tiny windows and poor natural lighting within. In reviewing options for the new extension, we proposed to open up the back of the house and introduce a new single storey extension that would link the proposed new kitchen, dining and family rooms. To the side of the house, an old out-house would be replaced with a new 2 storey extension. The first floor would be overhauled and a new double height master bedroom with ensuite bathroom added. As works progressed on site, it was revealed that 2m deep foundations would be required for the new extension, this prompted the client to add a new basement into the equation, providing additional space for a gym, children’s play area and a utility room. During initial discussions with the Conservation Officer we proposed a steel and glass, contemporary design solution for the extension. To our surprise, we were advised that an ‘all glass’ enclosure with no visible support structure was the only option that would be considered appropriate. The all-glass rear extension adds a new dimension to the house, allowing rooms to be openedup and flow between each other with total interaction to the garden, and blending the old with the new harmoniously.

View to Rear Glass Box Extension


View Within the Glass Box


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Night View to Rear Glass Box Extension


03 Millfield

Lane

2005 Completed Highgate, London Value | ÂŁ300,000

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Crawford Partnership were commissioned by the owners of this Grade II Listed dwelling to carry out the refurbishment of the house which over the years had fallen into disrepair, also adding new fully glazed infill enclosures to extend the available floor space. The modernist style of the dwelling, originally designed in 1968 by Phillip Pank, borrows on Scandinavian details and features in vogue at the time, with the two storey configuration having all bedrooms located at the ground level, and with an open plan living, kitchen and dining area featuring exposed laminated timber roof beams spanning the entire first floor level, and with the main front façade comprising of continuous sliding doors opening out fully on onto a large terrace providing uninterrupted views across the large front garden area and Hampstead Pond beyond. Our infill proposals involved the replacement of the original dilapidated wooden conservatory and the introduction of a new entrance space connecting front and rear areas of the house, both utilising structural glass to enclose the volumes. The work also included complete modernisation of the existing house services and finishes.

External Photomontage


First Floor Plan

Birds Eye View

Ground Floor Plan

View to Glass Box


04 Stafford

Square

2007 Completed Weybridge, Surrey Value | £148,000

View to Rear Glass Box Extension

Having been forced to move out of their existing rented accommodation by a landlord returning from overseas at short notice, our clients quickly purchased the 1980’s pastiche Georgian four bedroom terraced house, as it was close to their existing accommodation and seemed to have potential to modernise and extend. Searching online for ideas, they were impressed with our projects incorporating structural glass and contacted us wanting to replace an existing conservatory at the rear of the property with a new ‘glass box’ enclosure built from side to side to provide a large open plan contemporary kitchen and dining area that would bring natural daylight within the new space and extend its footprint seamlessly into the garden. Crawford Partnership secured approval for the glass extension under ‘Permitted Development’ and worked with the specialist glazing supplier and appointed building contractor to complete the works on site. The completed extension unifies the original cramped rooms extending and creating new amenity that visually unites the interior and exterior.

View Within Glass Box Extension


View of Ground Floor Kitchen


05 Cavendish

Avenue 1 2007 Completed St John’s Wood, London Value | £350,000 Our clients wanted to adjust their lifestyle by downsizing from their previous house but without having to compromise on quality and design. The house they purchased was a non-descript, anachronistic and tired 1950’s 250m2 end of terrace town house located within the Conservation area of St. John’s Wood. It nevertheless presented great potential for renovation and extension, and we very quickly visualised the possibilities to extend outwards and upwards, reconfiguring the internal spaces by removing the former garage on the frontage that prohibited any view to the street, and opening up the ground floor on the rear with a new extension to connect the house to the rear garden, adding valuable additional space to the compact existing floor area. The reconfigured ground floor is opened up completely from front to rear with a functional living space that incorporates a contemporary Italian kitchen, a dining area, and a sitting room within the new rear extension built with a wall of folding glass doors opening out onto the landscaped garden, re-designed to accommodate a series of plants and trees that have been positioned in offset squares within the new tiled floor, creating a seamless transition from the open plan interior to the exterior space. The upper floors have also been entirely remodelled and linked together by the introduction of a contemporary new staircase, with the first floor providing a bedroom and a snug TV area for a teenager, and the second floor is redesigned providing a master bedroom suite, complete with a spacious walk in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with separate his and hers facilities. The previously unused loft space has been converted for use as a guest room and also incorporates a compact en-suite shower. View to Rear Garden


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06 Cavendish

Avenue 2 2007 Completed St John’s Wood, London Value | £350,000 The Grade II listed stucco fronted Georgian terraced house was in a poor condition when our clients acquired it. They were keen to modernise the tired dÊcor and strip away the previous alterations that had resulted in dark almost claustrophobic internal environment, and to restore the beautiful proportions of the original rooms with greatly improved daylight and enhanced feeling of space. The entire 400m2 of this four storey, five bedroom house has been redesigned and refurbished working closely with the owners to remodel the interior and exterior spaces to their taste, and providing a subtle, bright and fresh architectural renovation with a classically modern look that is sympathetic to the original building. At ground floor, a dilapidated conservatory on the rear has been replaced with a new, larger, conservatory with the new contemporary Italian kitchen benefiting from the bright space. The dining room has been enlarged to provide a single room that now runs the depth of the house, meaning that the spaces benefits from vastly improved amenity and better connections to the garden. Upstairs, all bedrooms and bathrooms have been modernised with new finishes and fixtures, and the basement has been revitalised with enlarged lightwells. Services have been updated throughout and the entire house now benefits from underfloor heating. With the detritus of previous works stripped away, and the interiors opened up, the new spaces are simple, ordered and timeless, flooded with natural daylight and visually connected to the garden. View to Rear Extension


View to Dining Area


Rear Elevation

Front View of the House

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External View of Glass Conservatory

Side Elevation


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Internal View of the Extension


07 West

Common Way 2 2007 Completed Harpenden, London Value | £850,000 Following the completion of our first project on West Common Way, we were approached to undertake the complete refurbishment and extension of a similar 1930’s house on the same street. The design, based on the success of the earlier project and what had been achieved there, proposed a complete remodelling of the interior alongside the creation of a new 150 square metre basement under the rear garden. Set within the Harpenden Conservation Area, the subterranean extension increases the amenity of the cottage without affecting the scale or setting of the existing building, minimising the impact of the works from a conservation perspective. The new below ground space adds a cinema room, a family area, an office and a guest bedroom suite to the property clustered around a large sunken open courtyard flanked on three sides of the U-shaped basement with large glass sliding doors to maximise natural light into the spaces that have been carved out integrated discreetly into the rear garden designed by Chelsea Flower Show gold medallist, Paul Cooper. Internally, the entire cottage has been sensitively reconfigured and rebuilt, with modern contemporary interior design respectful to the existing character, and with the latest technology and services introduced providing accommodation fit for 21st century living.

View of the House


Ground Floor Plan

Basement Plan


Interior View


Internal View of the Basement Level Light Well

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08 Grove

Avenue

2009 Completed Muswell Hill, London Value | ÂŁ500,000

The large semi-detached property in Muswell Hill, North London was badly in need of renovation when our client acquired it. The owners aspired to completely renovate and extend the existing house, modernising the front and rear garden areas. The finished house has been completely overhauled with a new ground floor extension that integrates the rear area of the house as one unified space opening onto the redesigned garden, also combining the conversion of the former garage into a small attached children’s play space. The upper floors have been modernised with a large master suite provided carved out from previous smaller rooms. The house incorporates a renewable energy installation with a ground source heat pump that converts low temperature heat from water in aquifers 100m below the garden that is then boosted into high grade heat providing all heating and hot water in the house. Additionally, a biodiverse sedum green roof covering on the new rear ground floor extension contributes towards SUDS drainage and provides additional acoustic and heat loss insulation for the house.

View to Rear Garden


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Ground Floor Plan

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09 Eaton

Place

2009 Planning Permission Belgravia, London Value | ÂŁ3,000,000

Built in 1850 by Thomas Cubitt and designed in the classical ‘Doric-style’ Eaton Place is a large 6 storey Grade II Listed Victorian home forming part of an elegant terrace set in the heart of Belgravia. In obtaining the planning and Listed Building Consents, Crawford Partnership had to work closely with Westminster Council and The Grosvenor Estate. The approved planning designs sympathetically enhance and extend the existing accommodation retaining many of the original period details and features, including the addition of a second basement level with a swimming pool, cinema room, gym, changing rooms, kitchen facilities and new service areas. A new mansard roof addition provides a further bedroom suite with small front terrace, and the former stables to the rear will be rebuilt to accommodate parking and staff facilities.

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Front Elevation

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In 2009, we were contacted by the owners of this ground floor garden flat located in a Victorian house within a Conservation Area, the young couple expressed their aspirations to undertake a simple makeover to explore a more open plan layout that would provide them with an improved living area, kitchen and dining space, and better connect the interior to the large garden, primarily maintaining much of the existing structure and fabric intact. The flat had previously been extended when they originally purchased the property, however, the extensions had not enhanced the quality of the spaces, with a polycarbonate conservatory roof addition, and French doors that took little advantage of the large back garden, and provided a warren of small individual interior spaces that allowed little flexibility of use.

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With a bigger budget now available and enthusiastic to press ahead with reworked ideas, we were able to incorporate a more radical design with a new large open plan space that amalgamated the individual rooms on the rear, creating a new master bedroom suite and further extended the floor area towards the garden. Large sliding glazed doors now connect the interior to the redesigned garden seamlessly completely transforming the use of space and amenity of the property.

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Montenotte

Road

2010 Completed Crouch End, London Value | ÂŁ300,000

Crawford Partnership was commissioned by a young family who had acquired the dilapidated semi-detached house and aspired to extend the ground floor on both the rear and the side to create a single large flexible room connecting to the garden that could accommodate a new kitchen, dining area, and a family space. The existing house had no visual connection to the garden due to the sloping site which presented a barrier in the form of a 1.5 metre vertical wall immediately outside the existing rear windows, and also had a main sewer running along the side of the house. Our design incorporates a full length rear and side wrap around extension with a concrete floor supported on mini piles to bridge the public sewer underneath, and featuring full height glazed sliding doors and linear skylights set in the ceiling, creating a flexible family space that allows an abundance of sun and daylight within, extending the amenity and living areas with a rear terrace stepping up to the rear garden. The new open place space gives the family flexibility for entertaining or privacy, all within a bright and modern environment.

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Pleasant

2010 Completed Cockfosters, London Value | ÂŁ500,000

Crawford Partnership was appointed to extend and renovate the existing 1950’s detached house that the clients had lived in for over 30 years, and described it as having a claustrophobic feel with no connection to the large rear garden. Our clients love to regularly entertain friends and family, and our brief was to create a spacious bright and more open house that provided a large modern kitchen and dining area and a new link to the garden which would also be redesigned as part of the works. In order to achieve this we introduced a full length glass extension on the rear and opened up original rooms to create a large open plan space that allows in an abundance of natural light and maximises views onto a new terrace and garden area. At first floor, all renovated bedrooms and bathrooms reflect 5 star hotel accommodation, whilst a new bedroom with en-suite bathroom has been created within an attic loft conversion. Incorporating high quality interior design throughout, the overall result met and exceeded all of our clients expectations creating a home for the 21st century.

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White Lodge

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2011 Planning Permission Highgate, London

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Value | £4,000,000 Crawford Partnership received planning permission for the construction of a new 12,000ft2 5 storey, 7 bedroom ‘arts and crafts’ styled family residence located in a leafy cul de sac off the exclusive and internationally acclaimed Bishop’s Avenue in Hampstead, which falls within the Hampstead Garden Suburb Conservation Area. Planning and Conservation policy required that the new house reflected the exterior style, materials and details prevalent with the Conservation Area, and includes brick and stone external walls, with a traditional clay tiled pitched roof and large timber sash windows. Within the 5 storey construction, a new excavated double basement is incorporated featuring a swimming pool with amenity space and leisure facilities, and the ground, first and second floors accommodate the bedrooms with reception and entertaining spaces all of which are designed in a modern, contemporary style with large areas of glazing opening up the interiors to the garden and natural landscape surrounding the site. The double basement adds considerably to the amenity of the new house, and extends Crawford Partnership’s experience and portfolio in the design and construction of new and existing homes with subterranean living accommodation.

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14 Grafton

Crescent 2011 Completed Kentish Town, London Value | £200,000 The existing 3 bedroom mid terrace Victorian home is located within a Conservation Area in Camden, and the owners were keen to renovate the house to accommodate the needs of their growing family and make better use of the badly configured rooms and spaces, particularly the rear area, where a dilapidated conservatory was used only for furniture storage, offering no amenity to the garden. Crawford Partnership’s proposals have transformed the way the house is now used, with the old conservatory demolished and replaced with a new two storey contemporary extension that adds the extra space the family required. The ground floor kitchen space is now the ‘hub’ of the home, connecting seamlessly to the sunny enclosed patio garden area, and with a first floor children’s bedroom added above in the form of a contemporary plywood clad ‘pod’ featuring a large glazed opening and a green roof. To fit in the new two storey addition, it was necessary to lower the rear area by 1.5 metres, helping to avoid issues of over shadowing neighbours. The project was shortlisted as a finalist in the 2012 Camden Design Awards ‘Best Extension Category’.

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15 Frognal

2012 Completed Hampstead, London Value | ÂŁ500,000

Located within a Conservation Area in the heart of Hampstead Village, and occupying the lower two floors of an impressive Grade II Listed period house, the challenge was to create a new duplex apartment, reconfiguring the existing ground floor spaces of the property and connecting them to a new basement level which was to be formed within the original cellar area.

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When we were originally appointed by the owner to work on this project, the existing split level mansion flat was in a bad state of repair and had suffered a fire causing damage to parts of the interior. Following receipt of planning approval and listed building consent we embarked on the detailed design and construction works. The apartment been meticulously renovated creating a modern, quirky and unique two bedroom home of 210 square metres that incorporates a blend of contemporary modern and Art Deco interior spaces, with new structural glass additions on the rear opening direct to a landscaped patio garden, and with a new lower level entertaining area linking to a large integral garage and driveway.

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2013 Completed Regents Park, London Value | £1.700.000

Built in 1828 on land in Regent’s Park gifted by George 1V for the St Katharine’s Foundation, a medieval religious trust established in the 12th Century, and originally used as a hospice to treat the poor and soldiers returning from the Napoleonic war, the Grade II* Listed house is part of a unique group of six period houses designed in the Gothic Revival style around a prominent church. Following agreement of a long leasehold on the property with the Crown Estate, our clients invited us to prepare design proposals to modernise the dilapidated existing spaces in the house, and also wanted a large space to be introduced as a flexible socialising area, which led to our suggestion of creating a new basement level below the rear garden. After lengthy negotiations on the design proposals with the planning department and the Crown Estate surveyor, the house renovation proposals and the new basement addition were approved. The finished home now benefits from contemporary interiors that harmonise sensitively within the 200 year old building fabric, with ground floor rooms that open up and connect seamlessly to the redesigned garden through an enclosed structural glass winter garden and lightwell which provides daylight and sunlight into the 140m2 subterranean open-plan area that fully extends below the rear garden. All upper floors are completely reconfigured and modernised with new bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms integrated within the existing building volume. In November 2018, the project won the renowned iDOGI Award for ‘residential projects under 1,000m2 that express the most original interpretation of a classic style in interior design’ ViewtotoRear RearGarden Glass Box Extension View Area


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17 Redcliffe

Square

2015 Completed Chelsea, London Value | ÂŁ1,300,000

Originally an elegant 5 storey house forming part of a 19th century Victorian terrace located within a beautiful Square in the heart of Chelsea, the 500m2 five storey building had been cheaply converted in the 1960’s into six badly configured flats. The original volume of the building has now been completely transformed, rebuilt and reconfigured, providing two spacious duplex apartments and a single level flat incorporating modern, bespoke interior design, with the new flats benefiting from open-plan, bright and spacious living, kitchen and dining areas, that replace the previously fragmented spaces. To achieve this, the entire shell of the building was completely demolished with only the historic facade being retained to preserve the original architecture of the square, and the internal areas were then rebuilt with a new steel frame and concrete floor structure including a new roof that makes use of the volume within the pitch as part of the upper duplex living space. The interior design by Crawford Partnership incorporates contemporary finishes, including oak floors complete with underfloor heating throughout each apartment, porcelain tiles in charcoal and taupe in all bathrooms, charcoal polished cement floors within the main entrance hall and public staircase, a feature glass staircase on the lower level duplex apartment, and bespoke Italian kitchens in each apartment. All the flats have commanding views across the tree lined square onto the focal landmark of the Church of St Luke.

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18 Redington

Gardens

2017 Under Construction Hampstead, London Value | ÂŁ2,300,000

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Following a year of negotiations with Camden Planning Department, planning permission was granted in 2017 to completely renovate and extend two existing 1970’s homes set within the Hampstead Conservation Area. Following planning approval we were appointed by the owners to progress the project to detailed design and construction on site. As part of the reconfiguration of the original floor layouts, our designs involve the removal of much of the existing internal wall and floor structure on each house, leaving only the external brick walls, which have also been modified to incorporate new and larger glazed openings. The existing structure of the pitched roofs of each house was also completely removed and rebuilt, raising each roof higher to incorporate generous attic bedroom suites rooms within, and increasing the floor area of each house by 30%. The appearance and functionality of each home has been completely transformed within the reconfigured floor layouts and exterior alterations of each house, with the incorporation of new open-plan living spaces, contemporary interior design, and smart home technology providing the occupants with living environments and standards adapted to suit 21st century lifestyles.

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2017 Under Construction Hampstead, London Value | ÂŁ300,000

Following 2 years of planning negotiations to extend and renovate the existing 1950’s terraced dwelling set in a Conservation Area in the heart of Hampstead Village, full planning consent was eventually granted by Camden Planning Department in 2018. The approved designs completely refurbish the existing tired interiors within a reconfigured layout, providing a spacious open plan area at ground floor that incorporates a new kitchen at the front and a 4 metre extension on the rear that includes a structural glass winter-garden enclosure opening seamlessly onto the rear garden. A new staircase gives access to first floor bedrooms and to a new loft area accommodating the master bedroom suite.

First Floor Plan

The designs increase the internal area of the house by 50%, introducing contemporary interior design and living standards suited to 21st Century lifestyles. A 6 month programme of construction works commenced on site in January 2019.

Ground Floor Plan


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Value | ÂŁ2,100,000

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20.05 II Listed Regency townhouse, located in a beautiful This 1820’s Grade landscaped square near the famous Harrods department store, is undergoing complete renovation and extension works to transform the run down property into a modern, elegant home suitable for 21st century living requirements.

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The extensive modernisation works include creating new floor space by adding an extra basement level below the existing basement that 17.4 will include 17.22 a gym, steam and sauna rooms, as well as additional accommodation and 1F stone 16.71 16.70 16.67 private amenity space for the occupants.

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The historic ground floor, and four upper floors are being sympathetically stone restored using a combination of traditional and contemporary materials and finishes to upgrade the historic dining room, library, and sitting room 14.65 and 14.68 feature a modern kitchen and a new external terrace to the rear that introduces walk on structural glass. The work also includes modernisation of all 13.87 GF services with new smart13.87 home technology installed to control energy saving 13.41 13.37 appliances. 16.06

The completed dwelling will extend the lifespan for future occupants to enjoy, 12.20 and will continue to preserve and enhance the heritage of the area.

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Sectional Perspective

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Ground Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

Third Floor Plan

Fourth Floor Plan


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Road

2019 Planning Stage Cockfosters, London Value | ÂŁ2,300,000

Located in Barnet, North London within the Monken Hadley Conservation Area, the designs sympathetically extend and modernise the existing 1960’s non-descript 3 storey brick mansion block flats with the addition of a new mansard roof penthouse floor constructed over the existing flat roof. This new rooftop addition will be finished externally in grey slate and incorporate traditional dormer windows, providing four spacious 3 bedroom apartments accessed by new lift installations that will also serve existing upper floors. The entire building will be renovated during the modernisation works with existing window openings altered to incorporate period style doors opening onto new balconies, adding to the amenity and providing a contemporary style sympathetic to the existing architectural language. External improvements include a new perimeter boundary fence and entrance gates with reconfigured parking and provision of external storage space.

Front Elevation CGI


Exterior View of the Existing Building

Loft Plan View


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2019 Planning Stage Kentish Town, London Value | £150,000

In 2018, we were appointed to prepare designs to extend and renovate this Victorian 3 storey terraced house located within the Inkerman Conservation Area in Kentish Town, North London. The ground floor is reconfigured and extended to provide an open plan kitchen and living space that improves and modernises the rear area of the house as a new family ‘hub’ connecting the interior seamlessly with the garden area. At first floor, the old layout is reworked removing a previous cramped bathroom inserted between 2 existing bedrooms, enabling larger bedrooms to be created and with a new modern and spacious bathroom positioned above the new ground floor kitchen. The new bathroom incorporates skylights and a large picture window ensuring a bright and sunny outlook. Addressing key Conservation Area policy, the proposals aspire to ‘preserve and enhance’ the original character of the period house whilst introducing a mix of solid and transparent contemporary design elements within the new two storey rear extension that include burnt larch ‘shou sugi ban’ cladding and structural glass contrasting with existing yellow London stock bricks, providing an interesting balance between the traditional and modern.

Rear Elevation


First Floor Plan

Ground Floor Plan

Interior View of ‘Floating Box’ Extension

Exterior View of the Proposal


Afterword

Look out for the follow up edition to this book, ‘Crawford Partnership Darling House’, coming in 2019.


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