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.
Completion date: May 2017
Gross square footage: 4,000 square feet
Total project cost: withheld
Total construction cost: withheld
William Tozer Associates
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Dr William Tozer (Principal, Architect)
Tom Shellswell, Senior Associate and Caitriona Fowler
Vincent Grant Partnership
William Tozer Associates
Other: MLM Building Control
Steel frame, existing property is London stock brick (sold brick Victorian), with block cavity wall extension.
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
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
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
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
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