upwood road, lewisham      

internal re-modelling and extension of a 1930s detached house
Our client extended their home to provide larger bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms throughout. Improvements were made to the downstairs living areas by opening up the internal space to the garden and increasing the overall internal head-height. Due to the increased depth of the plan, lightwells and roof-lights were introduced to bring light into the depth of the house, illuminating the living room, en-suites and stairwells. The interior designer is Adeline Wee and the photographs are by Benedict Luxmoore.

After completion of the project the client said;

"We engaged Ben Stagg following a visit to our house via the "Architect in the House" scheme organised by Shelter, a housing and homeless charity and RIBA. Our first impression was that he was a sensible and friendly architect with good ideas for our major house renovation. Our project was a 4 year up and down affair with a happy ending. It went through three planning applications, each testing the patience and creativity of Ben. Ben has been a most patient, courteous and diplomatic person having to deal with neighbour's challenging concerns as well as the planning committee. In addition to designing the house, Ben also managed the project with his highly competent assistant, Gregory Stonard. We worked as a team together with our contractor, Jimi of Eagle Homes. Any issues were sorted out amicably and the project was completed within expected time and budget. We are delighted with the end product - a warm and well designed family home."

01 Living area
02 Ground floor plan
03 Living area
04 Bedroom
05 En-suites
06 Bi-folding fineline aluminium doors to the patio
07 Living area
08 External views of the front and the rear