The Modern Terrace
Terraced homes are a wonderful type of house, they often have very efficient layoutswith regards their layout and enjoy large gardens with the possibility to make large open plan rooms for modern living. Every inch counts in these homes and transforming them into beautiful pieces of architecture requires a great deal of discipline to achieve delight. At The Modern Terrace the home has gained an incredible ground floor living, entertaining space separated by levels, a new bedroom in the roof and a feature stair that connects all of these new spaces together.
Concrete, handled correctly is a beautiful material. Used where appropriate the concrete floor and boarded walls at The Modern Terrace help separate the different spaces and create an open inglenook fireplace at the heart of the home. The board markings offer a memory of how the house was hand made and gives a sense of permanence to the home.
A stair with rooflight above rises through the house. The second flight of stairs are made of glass which allows unbroken views from the lower level to the top level. Conversely the stair allows light in from the top all the way down to the centre of the house. Reflected by a mirror at first floor the whole house feels much larger and brighter as a result of these considered moments.