Home and office.

Placing the living room at the top of the house is a really good option when living on a busy road in central London. The roof terrace, which won planning on appeal and is built off the living area, allows an outside space which is both private and peaceful. Structural problems with the house meant that Conservation permitted an opening up of the living room, to expose the butterfly roof and leave the new steel support exposed. The result is a dramatic and unexpected space at the top of the house which feels worlds away from the busy street and office below.

Date: 2009
Planning consultant: First Plan Ltd
Structural Engineer: Copp Wilson Pettit Moore
Photographs: Mike Pevsner