Rugged strips of Welsh slate complete the rear extension to this remodeled Victorian town house for a fashion stylist, a contemporary art curator and their two young sons. The new dining and kitchen areas are lowered, increasing ceiling heights, and bringing them level with the garden.
Dark Welsh slate is used in an economic and direct way to provide a rugged, natural backdrop to the garden foliage and a foil to the calm, light interior.
The carefully modulated kitchen balances the characterful, older parts of the house with the pared back formality of the rear extension. Unique aged elements, such as vintage door handles, mid-twentieth century furniture chosen by the client and reclaimed French Oak flooring continue this nuanced dialogue.
Photography by Morgan O'Donovan