Wellington Mews, South-West London - Rear Extension, Internal & External works
Set amongst a leafy London suburb, the style of the mews development echoes that of the adjacent traditional Victorian building, adorned with red brick walls, clay tile roofs, and white-painted timber sash windows. There are a number of dysfunctional features within the existing property’s design that have led to the proposed development; small openings on the south facade have resulted in interior spaces with little natural light.
Existing division of spaces has currently resulted in an awkward circulation and use of space, especially within the primary living/dining room. Furthermore, the sloping garden arrangement has lead to a lack of appropriate, diverse planting that is not solely along the perimeter of the property.
Drawing from the existing building and the rich fabric of the surrounding area, the proposal applies the traditional 'red London stock’, ’blue engineering' brick typology in a contemporary fashion, creating a datum wrapping around the extension. The introduction of new glazing and rooflights will bring more light through the south facade and into the living spaces.
Opening up the internal walls, alongside a rear extension on the ground floor will reorder the space creating clear zoning and circulation. The extension allows for an interior reworking, to include a utility room and relocation of the kitchen offering a larger, open relationship between living, dining and garden spaces.
Reworking the patio and lawn area to introduce a number of raised beds, and the addition of a wildflower green roof will bring more opportunities for biodiverse greenery into the garden, whilst still preserving the mature trees and bushes along the perimeter.