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35PAV is a semi-detached two storey dwelling in Berrylands, sitting within the London Borough of Kingston upon Thames. The project develops a new rear extension at ground floor, a total refurbishment externally and internally to the existing house, a new re-configuration to the first floor and a loft extension in the existing attic for a growing family.
The existing ground floor was defined for a living/front room, separated dinning room, an enclosed small kitchen at the rear and a hallway with the staircase to the first floor. The proposal integrates the kitchen and the dinning room with a lounge area that opens to the rear garden and receive natural light from the new flat warm roof proposed, additionally a utility room and toilet under the existing stairs and new configuration for the living/front room.
For the first floor the proposal develops a new configuration for the bathroom as one space situation that before was separated. The existing bedrooms has a new configuration and new designed joinery included. The previous hatch to access to the attic was changed for a new staircase that allows the development of a new bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, facing the back to the property with views to the garden, an eaves storage to the front and designed joinery. The hallway of this level includes a study area facing the front of the property with natural light coming from the roof. For the rear garden the proposal includes an elevated deck as an extension of the ground floor of the house.