Contemporary double height extension with garden design

Richmond, London

The Challenge

To create a signature and contemporary piece of architecture that extends this period property and creates a stylish kitchen, dining and informal living space all connecting to the impressive landscaped garden.

Project Details

Completion: 2016

The Challenge


Our clients were clear on what they wanted to achieve; a stunning piece of architecture that would complement their lifestyle and become integral to their family life. Within an hour of the consultation and live design session we had found the solution.

By reducing the level of the lower ground floor by 0.75 metres we dramatically changed the floor to ceiling height and created a kitchen and utility room, informal living area and a dining space. All of this opens out onto a new patio which in turn links directly to the impressive garden. The elegant first floor living space has been given a contemporary light-filled extension to the rear that has been built above the below extension, framing the fantastic views across Richmond.

The floating staircase with glazed balustrade, large format tiling, bespoke structural glass solutions and thin profile large format sliding doors all serve to set this project apart. The use of a dedicated lighting designer has added the facility to highlight key elements of the build and provide maximum control of the atmosphere and highlighting.

The Challenge


This Richmond period property has been married with a contemporary and elegant architectural build to create a wonderful living space. Family life has been transformed with free flowing open-plan areas which seamlessly connect to the contemporary garden and patio. This client’s unique taste and desire for a high specification finish has created uncompromised quality and a truly personal statement.

We used Ask My Architect to help design, plan and detail our extension. Brian and his team were fantastic. They really listened to our requirements and ideas, adding genuine creativity and practicality from concept through to detail design. I would highly recommend them as a team of extremely professional and creative architects who are very easy to work with.

Dan, Richmond

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