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Stunning transformation of South London home

13 Jun 2019
Case study

Transforming this tired old 1930s semi-detached house in South London whilst living in it with a young family was the challenge for this home owner. The end result is a stunning light filled home with more than fifty percent more floor space and panoramic views over London.

The design, by Selencky///Parsons architects called for a complete modernisation of the home and the addition of a ground floor extension featuring a three-panel IDSystems theEDGE2.0 ultra-slim sliding door system and loft conversion to increase usable space for the family.

The conversion of the loft into a master bedroom complete with en-suite not only increases the number of bedrooms in the house but allows the house, built on the side of a hill in West Norwood, to enjoy a stunning panoramic view over the skyline of Central London.

The sloping site did present a number of challenges however, at ground floor level the open-plan family space is on a split level - but again this challenge has been embraced by the architects and the house features an innovative mezzanine 'nest' that is truly unique.

In order to maximise the amount of light getting into the house at ground floor level the incredibly slim 20mm profiles of theEDGE were utilised, in conjunction with a glass-on-glass corner window.