Project size: 4,000 square feet

Program: The existing brick townhouse required a full renovation. The lower level and ground floors were reconfigured to provide spacious, open-plan accommodations for the living, kitchen, dining and library areas. A garden was incorporated to be an extension of the ground floor. The upper floors were rearranged to include five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a cloakroom, storage space, a study, and a playroom.

Location: Dartmouth Park, London

Solution: Being situated in the middle of a Victorian terrace, the house’s exterior treats the historic setting as a found object, preserving the London stock.

Construction and materials: The envelope is Victorian brickwork. The interior has timber-frame construction, white plaster, oak kitchen units, exposed steelwork, and reclaimed oil pine floorboards. Windows are matt black aluminum. New construction was done with block work cavity walls, faced with London stock brick and white paint.


Additional Information

Completion date: May 2017

Gross square footage: 4,000 square feet

Total project cost: withheld

Total construction cost: withheld

Client: withheld

Owner: withheld



William Tozer Associates
42–44 New House, 67–68 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8JY
telephone: +44 (0)20 7404 0675


Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:

Dr William Tozer (Principal, Architect)
Tom Shelswell (Architect)
Caitriona Fowler (Architect)
Craig Hutchinson (Architect)
Harpreet Marway


Associate architect:

Tom Shellswell, Senior Associate and Caitriona Fowler


Interior designer:

Yam Studios



Vincent Grant Partnership


General contractor:

DG Interiors



William Tozer Associates



Landscape: Styleseed

Other: MLM Building Control





Structural System

Steel frame, existing property is London stock brick (sold brick Victorian), with block cavity wall extension.

Exterior Cladding

Masonry: London stock brick, as and where necessary to match existing

Metal panels: Galvanised metal capping to parapets

Wood: Timber cedar decking to form roofing material, over single-ply membrane roof


Built-up roofing: Single ply membrane on timber roof deck

Tile/shingles: Existing slate roof refurbished, with new tiles as and where necessary


Wood frame: Existing sash windows to front of property refurbished with new double glazing
Metal frame: Velfac tilt and turn windows to the rear of the property; Aluminium Schüco ASS70FD French Doors, used as windows.


Glass: Pedestrian loaded glass floor to bay window; Laminated glass balustrades; Toughened, glazed glass screens throughout

Skylights: Fixed glazing by Euro Glass (UK); Electronically openable sliding skylight by Glazing Vision


Metal doors: Aluminium Schüco ASS70FD French Doors; Aluminium Schüco System Sliding Doors ASS70HI Lift and Slide

Sliding doors: Flat panel timber doors with specialist sliding gear from Häfele


Other special hardware: Dorma and Allgood Ironmongery throughout
Interior Finishes

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Bespoke joinery throughout project, white MDF spray painted panels and custom timber veneer to master dressing room and kitchen.

Paints and stains: Dulux Diamond Eggshell, 'Brilliant White' to walls and ceilings
Special surfacing: Ceasarstone kitchen worktops; Blanco silgranit undermounted basin

Floor and wall tile: Kitchen floor: Marshals (UK) Scoutmoor Yorkstone, Diamond Sawn; Bathrooms: Floor and wall tiles throughout from Marrakech Design, Fired Earth, Grestec, Barber and Osgerby
Resilient flooring: Existing pine timber floorboards, white oiled.

Raised flooring: Tadelakt Morrocan plaster to shower room and master ensuite

Special interior finishes unique to this project: Tadelakt Morrocan plaster to shower room and master ensuite