Hugo Road, Tufnell Park


Direct commission for a rear extension and major reconfiguration of a Victorian terraced house in Tufnell Park, Islington.


The clients’ main aims were to relocate the kitchen and dining room to the lower ground floor, and to form a much stronger relationship to the south-facing garden. A side-return rear extension creates valuable extra space for the new living area, and a light-filled double-height space doubles as circulation for stairs.


Working with landscape designer Dan Corby-Bristow, the level of the rear garden is significantly dropped to allow a direct connection to a terraced garden. Hard elements such as concrete retaining walls finished with rough-finished pigmented render and textured concrete paving, contrast with a rich mix of planting.

Project Source

Direct Commission


Design and Planning 2018-19; Construction 2020-21