Little Donyland is a semi-attached neo-Georgian house on the Dulwich Estate. The original interior belied the grandeur of the exterior.
The challenge was to design a kitchen extension to complement the spirit of the original house and create a timeless, coherent aesthetic.
The importance of building a timeless extension against a grand existing house, and one in keeping with the London vernacular, underlines the importance of choices for the envelope. Handmade bricks celebrate British heritage and craftmanship, and demonstrate natural durability in this climate. The house is now fully insulated and reglazed to reduce heat loss.
By relocating the principal staircase, the loft space is unlocked and the layout and flow is rationalised. A bespoke woven brickwork panel references the client’s metier as a textile designer.