sophie nguyen remodels south london townhouse with lower ground floor extension sophie nguyen remodels south london townhouse with lower ground floor extension
mar 24, 2017

sophie nguyen remodels south london townhouse with lower ground floor extension

 

architect sophie nguyen has remodeled a terraced townhouse in south london, extending the lower ground floor to create a brightly lit kitchen and dining area. upstairs, an extra bedroom and two new bathrooms have been added through the conversion of existing rooms. with a growing family, the owners of the property required more living space, yet understood that relocating within the same neighborhood was not financially viable. consequently, they reached out to nguyen and her team.

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in order to create the generously proportioned kitchen and dining space, sophie nguyen architects extended the home’s lower ground floor into the adjacent side alley. this brought more light into the residence and ensured that the structure retained its relationship with the garden at the rear of the site. placed within the newly annexed side alley, the kitchen has been positioned as a standalone element that maintains its distance from the living space through a glazed gap.

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the remodeled townhouse is located in south london

 

 

this opening borders the neighboring property, maximizing the home’s full footprint. the renovated house has been titled ‘casa del sol’ — a name that refers to its bright and sun-filled nature. ‘I genuinely didn’t think the kitchen would be so lit up’, commented the client on the project’s completion. ‘we can now see the sun at every hour of the day.’

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a brightly lit kitchen and dining area has been created

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the architects extended the home’s lower ground floor into the adjacent side alley

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the home retains its relationship with the garden at the rear of the site

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the glazed opening borders the neighboring property, maximizing the home’s full footprint

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the renovated property has been named ‘casa del sol’

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the kitchen has been positioned as a standalone element

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the expanded living space provides additional floor are for the growing family

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