K + D House

 

House Conversion
Whitehall Park Conservation Area
Islington, London
Ongoing

 

 

Situated in the Whitehall Park Conservation Area in North London, the existing two storey building with a flat roof is a former store and builders workshop. Built in 1936, it connected to the main house on Cheverton Road and occupies the end of its sloping garden. It nestles like a gate house by the entrance to Hillside Park, on a bend, but at the moment all windows are facing away from the park.

 

Within the existing footprint of the house, a new double height space for the stair connects ground and first floor. Leaving the existing park boundary wall untouched, a new generous window is cut into the brick wall above to give the bedroom a south facing aspect looking into the trees. A loft space under the new roof enjoys distant views across London. The roof pitch emphasises the changed aspect of the house and its improved relationship with the green space. A new spiral staircase connecting the top floor forms a half cylindrical brick tower, echoing the typical corner embellishment of the nearby terraces.

 

 

K + D House

 

House Conversion
Whitehall Park Conservation Area
Islington, London
Ongoing

 

 

Situated in the Whitehall Park Conservation Area in North London, the existing two storey building with a flat roof is a former store and builders workshop. Built in 1936, it connected to the main house on Cheverton Road and occupies the end of its sloping garden. It nestles like a gate house by the entrance to Hillside Park, on a bend, but at the moment all windows are facing away from the park.

 

Within the existing footprint of the house, a new double height space for the stair connects ground and first floor. Leaving the existing park boundary wall untouched, a new generous window is cut into the brick wall above to give the bedroom a south facing aspect looking into the trees. A loft space under the new roof enjoys distant views across London. The roof pitch emphasises the changed aspect of the house and its improved relationship with the green space. A new spiral staircase connecting the top floor forms a half cylindrical brick tower, echoing the typical corner embellishment of the nearby terraces.

Street view

 
 

Street view

 
 

Park view

 
 

Park view

 
 

Existing elevation

 
 

Existing elevation

 
Existing elevation

Concept model

 
 

Concept model

 
 

Ground floor

 
 

Ground floor

 
 

Loft space with view to park

 
 

Loft space with view to park