Modern Glass Extension on a 5-Story London Townhouse
Jan 22, 2014
Townhouses were historically known to be home to wealthy people living in cities. Most Townhouses were designed and built a few centuries ago and are now becoming very popular with designers and architects who look to jig them up with a redesign, turning them into a more contemporary property.
A prime example of this is a refurbishment of a London townhouse, which was bought by an interior designer and a CEO of a media company. The five story townhouse hadn’t been updated since the early 80s, but it was apparent this was going to change when the two creative individuals moved in in 2011. In 2012 the pair requested the help of Giles Pike Architects to refurbish each floor of the townhouse. One of the steps they took to bring this property into this century was to add a double-height glass extension at the back end of the property. This breath-taking inclusion adds a real touch of class to the house, and features a stunning steel balcony with a fantastic garden view. The sheer size of this extension not only has a real wow-factor, but it also allows for a great deal of natural light to enter the property, which many town houses suffer from due to their narrowness.
Images: Logan MacDougall Pope
Architect: Giles Pike Architects
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