Thornhill Road is a late Georgian/ early Victorian residential terrace located within the Barnsbury Conservation Area. The ground floors of the properties of this terrace were converted into shops, with the shopfronts moved forward of the front wall onto the pavement line. In recent years most of the properties in the parade have been given planning permission for change of use of their ground floors back to residential and have been converted into family dwellings.The project is a complete contemporary remodelling of a late-Georgian terrace property to supply a flat and a ground floor retail unit. The flat incorporates a double height living space, gallery mezzanine level and lower-level bedroom with private courtyard.
The structural steel frame, floor/roof timber construction, front façade, rear roof dormer, rear first floor extension for kitchen and rear terrace and balcony are all new, although the proposal relates to the previous massing of the property.
Change of use of the rear of the ground floor from retail to residential was negotiated for the bedroom. A spatially rich scheme was the intention, with a ‘cascade’ of terraces and planting.
AJ Small Projects Awards (shortlisted) 2008.
Featured in Open House London 2007 and 2009.
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