Buildings: Victoria Park ii

 

Victoria park ii

A transformed living space and new sunken garden in this Victorian terrace corner house.

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Victoria Park ii is a three bedroom maisonette occupying the lower two floors of a four-storey late-nineteenth century terrace corner house. The design reinvents an already existing extension within the same footprint, to create a new living space and garden at basement level and an additional bedroom at ground level.

A bold and simple move of excavating the existing garden to the basement transforms the lower ground floor and opens up the living space to a beautiful new sunken garden. A courtyard with fully openable glazing further brightens the space, allowing the outside to become part of the room when the doors are opened. The white stained larch timber cladding has a reflective quality, and brings light into the outdoor space. This is paired with contrasting board marked concrete and lots of greenery.

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A new guest bedroom at ground floor uses exposed structural ply fins to maximise space, incorporating a bespoke bed and built in storage. This bedroom opens onto a new decking area through a half sized door, where you can look down on the sunken garden and into the courtyard.

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