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 kitchen balances the characterful, older parts of the house with the pared back formality of the new extension. Unique aged elements, such as vintage door handles, mid-twentieth century furniture and reclaimed French Oak flooring also help to thread the old and new together.
Photography by Morgan O'Donovan