Terrace House, Jesmond

Residential refurbishment and extension

Situated in the heart of Jesmond, this project commissioned by a repeat client (Brandling Village) will see the full refurbishment and remodeling of this traditional, purpose-built three storey terraced house.

Prior to acquisition by our clients, a young couple, the property had not been modernised since the early 1970’s. As existing, the layout is typical of Victorian terrace houses with a small dining room and kitchen to the rear.

Complemented by a modern garden design, our proposals will see the demolition of a structurally unsound off-shoot extension and the creation of spectacular south-facing kitchen and family room measuring almost 10 metres in length. The south-facing garden elevation shall be fronted by an over-sized hardwood pivot door and window, approximately 3.5 metres tall.

At the top of the house a contemporary dormer window is to be constructed. Clad in contemporary anthracite zinc, the design is enriched with an idiosyncratic splay to let afternoon light in, a fixed glass pane and a timber door for ventilation. Hidden behind the zinc panel is walk-in wardrobe and study space. The existing ceiling of the second storey bedroom shall be lifted into the apex of the roof to improve spatial quality.

Overall our proposal will see the property transformed into a bright and elegant home designed for modern living and entertaining. It shall feature three double bedrooms plus a full-width master suite to create a particularly fine townhouse, which combines the very best of period architecture and modern convenience.

Construction starts in May 2018.