We enjoyed working on this refurbishment of a Victorian Grade II listed house located in a conservation area in Little Venice, North London which had been neglected for many years and remodelled in the 1980s to include an unattractive extension.

Powell Tuck Architects aim throughout was to make the alterations clearly readable and allow the old and the new to sit alongside each other, with the Victorian proportions and details creating a backdrop for a modern space that is more appropriate for contemporary living. The works were closely controlled and scrutinised by the Little Venice Garden Committee, whose stringent restrictions had to be adhered to, and so obtaining permissions was challenging.

Key rooms were restored, mindful of their proportions, and the side extension was reconstructed to be clearly distinct from the main house along with a new kitchen built on the upper part of this extension, with vast glass sliding doors to a balcony and commanding views over the garden.

EM Tecnica designed all of the new MEP services which included comfort cooling and all new heating, electrical and domestic water services suitable for a contemporary luxury home.


Maida Vale, London


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