Lambeth Marsh House, London
With space at a premium in the average London property, sometimes an extension is the only option. And one of the best designed property extensions we’ve come across in the capital this year is this Lambeth Marsh House by Fraher Architects.
The early 19th-century Grade II-listed Lambeth Marsh House had been left unoccupied for over a decade before its transformation. Originally built for artisan workers, the two-storey terrace house features exposed brick walls and has had a beautiful sloping glass roof extension added by Fraher.
Fraher Architects is a residential design-led company in London. Their award-winning designs are creative and accessible, with each project drawing from its unique history. The 1820s Lambeth Marsh House restoration and extension was no different, with a design sympathetic towards the Grade II conservation rating, and in keeping with its context and heritage.
That means Fraher kept original materials wherever they could. All floors in the South London property were taken care of, with much the lost historic detailing either restored or replicated. As such, the panelled fireplaces, wood panelling on the walls, as well as architraves and skirting were all restored to their original condition.
While the past was a consideration, producing a sensitive contemporary design was also part of Fraher’s brief. The addition of a contemporary rear and side extension, as well as some contemporary furniture, clearly demonstrate this and bring things in Lambeth Marsh up to date.
The ground floor of the property was also modified for modern living and was opened out to create a large open plan living space, with the glazed extension feeding in some much needed light to this terrace house.
Check out more of Fraher Architects projects over at the Fraher Website.