The project involved the major refurbishment of a grade 2 listed mid-terrace Victorian house, which had been subdivided into four informal bedsits and was in total disrepair. To transform this into a beautiful spacious family home, we rationalised the existing floor layouts and added 4 new bathrooms, a new kitchen and a glazed single storey rear extension with green roof to the lower ground floor. The single storey extension enhances the link between the house and rear garden. We were appointed to provide a full RIBA service, i.e. from inception though the completion of the building works and handover to the clients.
We chose a “lightweight” wild meadow green roof which only requires a single maintenance visit each year to deadhead the flowers and remove dead organic matter. This roof type has great environmental credentials while providing a wonderful habitat for bees.
Listed building projects often require compromises to be made. We worked closely with the Islington Conservation team to strike the right balance between creating a modern home and protecting the listed status of the building. These compromises can often result in unique features that enhance the space, as this project demonstrates.