St Peters Street, Islington
This client for this project, an early Victorian family home in a conservation area, wished to create a large dramatic master bedroom with study, dressing room and bathroom at loft level.
A close working relationship with the Islington Planning Department achieved a fresh interpretation of the planning guidance. This allowed for a large lead-clad dormer with balcony and sliding patio doors, giving expansive views across the Islington roof tops. The strict conservation area planning guidance indicated a solution matching the adjoining terrace, with small period dormers and sash windows. However by following windows lines from lower floors, and keeping the dormer back from the roof edge and below the ridge, the large open aspect dormer achieved consent..
This unique solution has transformed what would otherwise have been a dark and introverted interior. The interior ceilings follow the roof pitch through an intelligent structural solution, to allow full height and lofty spaces internally. Glass balustrades further add to the openness and the lighting design brings the space to life in the evening, with low level lighting washing the floors and up lighting making the most the high ceilings.