Currently under construction, Threefold Architects’ design for Harefield Road involves the renovation and extension of a detached Victorian family house within the Brockley conservation area of South London.
The brief called for the re-organisation of all existing floors and the creation of a new extension that incorporates a kitchen-dining area, living area, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Threefold Architects responded with a design that is inspired by the grandeur of the Victorian house, its proportions, materials and historical features.
The scheme extends at the rear of the building, through two volumes that are affixed at ground floor. Echoing the existing bay at the front of the house, the single storey volume is characterised by a spacious, cantilevered window that is glazed on all sides. The two storey volume brings the rear garden into the house through two pairs of large, industrial doors. Within, the kitchen and dining space retains the generous ceiling height of the existing house, whilst referencing traditional features such as cornicing and architraves through use of concealed lighting and powder-coated metal. The spaces are united around a bespoke brick and concrete fireplace, the chimney of which is a key aesthetic feature from the outside.