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House Extension London

Sash House,
Chelsea, 2023

Sash House is a two story house extension in London, Chelsea and refurbishment of a terraced house in a conservation area in the heart of Chelsea.

Our design proposal involved opening up the small living spaces and connecting the house with the garden through the addition of a super-sized sash window.

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House Extension London

Light-filled Living Spaces

The living spaces of the existing house were made up of a series of smaller dark rooms. As with a lot of terraced homes, the plan was dominated by the return stairs, which occupied nearly half of the rear facade and restricted any meaningful connection with the rear garden.

Replacing a 1970s timber and glass infill, our design intervention to the rear reconfigures the house into large light-filled living spaces connected across two floors.

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Natural Materials

We used natural materials throughout with a simple palette of limestone flooring, European oak joinery and polished plaster for the walls.

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Contemporary house extension Chelsea London UK timber finned feature wall Anthro Architecture

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Smart Storage

The underside of the new stairs is formed by an undulating wall of timber battens with concealed storage and a secret wc.

Contemporary house extension Chelsea London UK timber finned feature wall Anthro Architecture

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Connecting to the Garden

We re-configured the stairs at ground floor level to floor directly down to the lower ground floor and create a new connection with the garden. This, combined with the two-storey glazed infill, helps to create a dynamic connection between the two floors of living space.

Contemporary house extension Chelsea London UK double-height sash window Anthro Architecture
Contemporary house extension Chelsea London UK double-height sash window Anthro Architecture

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Super-sized sash window

A double-height dining space now looks out onto the garden with a balcony connection to the floor above.The super-sized sash window further enhances this seamless connection to the garden, opening fully upwards to create a full-width connection to the garden.

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