This existing 3 bedroom flat is located in a terraced 2 storey Georgian house, in Clapton E5, Hackney, and is arranged to have the living/ dining and kitchen space in the ground level with access to its private rear yard, and 3 bedrooms with a bathroom on the lower ground level.
The first part of the proposed development is a 2 meter extension to the open plan living/dining/kitchen area of the ground level which is facing the back garden, to provide more space for the needs of the current owner. A pair of glass openings is also proposed for the flat roof, to provide better light to the area, which is currently lacking natural light.
The second part of the proposal is a 2.5 meter basement level extension towards the back garden, starting from the rear bedroom and providing an en-suite bathroom for the owner. The proposed structure has half glazed walls and a glazed roof to bring into the bedroom more natural light. New stairs provide access towards the garden from the bedroom.
By lowering the existing rear patio and completely opening up the façade of the Master bedroom, the proposal effectively extends the lower ground floor into the garden, and locates the new bathroom in a sleek glass cube filled with light, and with the sensation of being in the outside.