Camden house extension architect murray mews - architects plans

We have been appointed for a Camden house extension and refurbishment

The project improves a two-storey mews house, in Murray Mews, NW1.


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The property currently has two floors, with a courtyard garden to the rear. The brief is to extend the house to provide additional living space and a new master bedroom, without losing any of the limited existing outside space. As a rear extension is not possible, an additional storey is proposed, creating a second floor that will increase the height of the building in line with several other homes on the mews.

The first floor is reconfigured to give three bedrooms, a home office and a family bathroom. Removing an original chimney breast creates space for larger bedroom cupboards to increase storage in the rooms.

The new second-floor extension provides a dual aspect master bedroom, with an ensuite and dressing room. This floor is set back from the front elevation to reduce the impact of the extra storey when viewed from the street. This creates a generous roof terrace accessible directly from the master bedroom. A new skylight above the stair brings natural light down to the ground floor entrance, an area that was previously dark.

Murray Mews lies within the Borough of Camden, in the Camden Square Conservation Area. It is notable for its array of 20th-century architecture in a range of designs, including modern, postmodern and high-tech. Many of the homes have been altered and enlarged in the last 20 years, often by the original architect that built them. The varied facades create a unique character in the mews.

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Project architect: Ben Ridley

Location: Murray Mews, Camden NW1

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