The site was historically used as a builder’s yard and contained a partially covered brickwork store. It is enclosed by period properties on both sides of varying heights and massing.
The proposed dwelling required a sensitively designed building which addressed the site constraints to avoid adverse impact and created a transition between the existing dwellings.
The restricted site provides an open plan living/dining/kitchen space that opens seamlessly opens onto the private courtyard to provide a deceptively large outside space. The house has been designed to shadow the adjacent Victorian terrace to provide an unobtrusive infill development; the use of a dark brick for the main facade develops the concept of the shadow house. The property consists of 3 levels and the inset, zinc clad second floor is accessed by a frameless glass link to create a sense of space and openness on this confined site.