Threefold Architects’ design for Foxbourne Road involves the renovation and extension of the ground floor of an existing Victorian terraced family house in South London.
The brief called for the renovation and re-organisation of the existing ground floor as well as for the creation of new space to create a sequence of family rooms: a kitchen, dining, and living areas, as well as a large study. Threefold Architects responded with a design that transforms and extends the previously cellular and dark ground floor into a series of connected, spacious, and light filled spaces.
The scheme extends the building to the rear and outwards with a side-infill, creating large kitchen and dining areas. The kitchen is characterised by elegant tilted ceiling lights, allowing light to reflect off the white surfaces. The new dining room to the rear of the property is formed by a dynamic cupola ceiling, with a frameless roof light at its apex. The dining room opens onto the garden with large glazed sliding doors, creating a strong visual and physical link between external and internal spaces.
Both renovated and newly formed spaces are integrated through the creation of bespoke joinery in smoked oak. These dark and rich wood shelves and cabinets line the walls, becoming the flooring in the existing house, and create a connecting ribbon that stretches the length of the building. Elsewhere, surfaces are light and white, providing a neutral backdrop for the smoked oak ‘ribbon’.