One Spencer Road is a distinctive detached Victorian villa in the heart of Chiswick. The client required the project to proceed in two phases: firstly, internal modifications to the ground floor and basement levels and secondly, the construction of a two storey annex to the house.
The home is situated in a conservation area and as such required a sensitive approach to the alterations carried out. The first phase was a complete internal refurbishment with modifications to the ground and basement floors to create open plan family living spaces with direct access to the garden.
The second phase consisted of the demolition of the single storey garage and the construction of a two storey annex building connected to the main house at multiple levels by a glazed link. Consultation with the local authority at an early stage of the design process established that a contemporary design for the annex building would be preferred. The resulting design takes into consideration the materiality and form of the surrounding buildings, while establishing a distinctive and individual architectural language.