PRIVATE HOUSE, LEIGHTON CRESCENT
Kentish Town, London, completion Spring 2017
The house is a ca. 1850s 5 storeys large Victorian end of terrace in Kentish Town. With the entrance on the raised ground floor, the property is arranged on first, second and attic floors, while basement and raised ground floors belong to different owners.
Recent structural investigations have highlighted the need of repairing the damages caused by a series of concurring factors such as the proximity of mature trees to the building, poor craftsmanship and shallow building foundations on clay strata.
With the house requiring extensive stabilizing works, the clients saw this as an opportunity to renovate and upgrade the interiors and the overall feel of the house.
The living quarters on the first floor are renovated and the open plan arrangement is improved and emphasized with the repositioning of the Kitchen, the reinstatement of the chimney breast in the Living Area, where a new integrated library is proposed.
There will be a new larger Master Bathroom on the mid floor.
However, the majority of the works will be focused on the attic floor: two new dormers window at the front of the house, an en-suite Bathroom, a new access to the roof terrace and a large inset balcony, at the rear, with a large glazed wall to take advantage of the breathtaking uninterrupted view of Hampstead Heath in the distance.