Almington Street House
London-based practice, Amos Goldreich Architecture, has completed the transformation of a period property for a young family in North London.
Almington Street House is a Victorian terraced house in Finsbury Park and comprises a side extension, as well as ground floor internal reconfiguration and refurbishment. The brief was to enlarge the kitchen with a side extension and make more space on the ground floor with efficient storage solutions throughout.
The extension is finished in brick, to complement the tone of the London stock brick of the existing house. A large, frameless glass window, which acts as a window seat internally, gives views to the garden from the new light-filled side extension and kitchen. The side extension is formed by resting structural timber fins, externally clad in zinc, onto the brick party wall. A large roof light brings daylight into the kitchen and improves connections between the spaces linking the front living room with the rear garden.
Energy efficient features, including LED lighting and new plumbing with underfloor heating in the kitchen and dining area, also add aesthetic uniformity and reduce clutter.
Internal alternations include a modified IKEA kitchen finished with plywood fronts with a bespoke kitchen island design. A new guest WC was added behind the kitchen. A concealed wardrobe was built into the wall of the living room to provide storage for coats and shoes.
The client, a young couple with a new-born, said: “We had a great time working with Amos and are really delighted with the result. It was a great experience throughout, from collaboratively working on design concepts, to helping us find contractors, to project management. Our new extension has completely transformed our home and we’re so enjoying living in it.”
Amos Goldreich, the architect of the scheme said: “The project offered us the opportunity to bring so much creative thinking to the table – we wanted to create something homely, functional and family-orientated, but with a strong design sense throughout which really elevates the scheme from a refurbishment to a ‘transformation.’ It just shows that you don’t need a huge budget or masses of space to create a beautiful and unique home. The clients were a pleasure to work with and we are so pleased to see them settling in comfortably to parenthood within their new surroundings.”
About Amos Goldreich
Founded in 2010, Amos Goldreich Architecture is an award-winning London based architectural practice with an international reach, specialising in buildings that provide enlightened and inspiring shelter for those inhabiting them.
They deliver award-winning design and expertise to all projects from a private residential scheme for a private client, to a domestic violence refuge centre for an international charity. Every project is approached with a personal service and rigorous attention to detail, programme and budget.
Amos Goldreich is uniquely placed to add value to their client’s project by listening, collaborating and never imposing a preconceived idea or style. Their clients chose them because they are open-minded, thoughtful and trustworthy.
The objective of Amos Goldreich is to always marry the pragmatic with the aesthetic in a way that results in buildings and places that have a positive impact on people’s lives and are a joy to experience.