Melissa White converts London semi-detached house into modern light-filled home

Melissa White converts London semi-detached house into modern light-filled home

Architectural practice Melissa White Architects was asked to extend and renovate a large semi-detatched house in North London.

“A large semi-detached house in North London contained a small galley kitchen and eating area. We added a full-width rear extension with natural light flooding in from several different locations – a large bench window, full-width sky-light and bi-fold doors. The kitchen and dining spaces were re-configured to create a large open plan area. Sliding doors are used to separate or connect the front living area of the house with the new extension. Details of bespoke plywood carpentry throughout helps to zone the different areas creating cosy accessible spaces in the large open plan. The result is family focused series of kitchen, dinning and living spaces in muted earthy colours and materials. The layout is open, clean and pragmatic, reflecting the way this family uses the space on a daily basis,” says Melissa White, Founder of Melissa White Architects

Hornsey Lane by Melissa White Architects. Copyright Jim Stephenson 2018
Living area extension
Hornsey Lane by Melissa White Architects. Copyright Jim Stephenson 2018
Hornsey Lane by Melissa White Architects. Copyright Jim Stephenson 2018
Bespoke kitchen
Hornsey Lane by Melissa White Architects. Copyright Jim Stephenson 2018
Hornsey Lane by Melissa White Architects. Copyright Jim Stephenson 2018
Large bench window
Hornsey Lane by Melissa White Architects. Copyright Jim Stephenson 2018
Living room & sky-light
Hornsey Lane by Melissa White Architects. Copyright Jim Stephenson 2018
Hornsey Lane by Melissa White Architects. Copyright Jim Stephenson 2018
Fireplace
Hornsey Lane by Melissa White Architects. Copyright Jim Stephenson 2018
Detail of dining table