Listed Victorian house

St John's Wood, North London | Dyer Grimes Architect

The brief

This project involved the complete refurbishment and modernisation of a listed Victorian house: stripping back to the basic shell, lowering of basement floors and underpinning to counter any subsidence. Finally, there was the addition of a stunning glass box extension at the back, opening out onto a lowered and drained garden.

Specific elements of the build

The house is a grade II listed building, so all works were carried out with a sympathetic approach in order to enhance the building in accordance with the listing.

The most significant aspect of this project lay in the huge amount of hidden drainage lying underground. We had to divert this pipework to enable us to build the glass box extension.

Finally, restricted access called for carefully managed excavation and construction.