An Extended Victorian Terrace House in Highbury, London

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Blee Halligan Architects have completed an extension of a four storey Victorian terrace house in Highbury, London, adding a bright new kitchen and living space for the owner and their large family.

"The frameless glazed side-return extension projects out into the garden, and in doing so creates a planted courtyard to the main house and a light-filled nook, big enough for a sofa," say the architects. "The glazed roof slopes down to the neighbouring property to reduce the impact of overshadowing without compromising the feeling of space and volume internally. Hardwearing materials were specified, as this is a large family that love entertaining and they wanted the interior to look better with age. Black was chosen as the external colour so it would appear recessive against the colours of the mature garden and would appear as shadow at night for the lantern-like pitched roof structure."

Photos: Robert Battersby courtesy of Blee Halligan Architects