Listed building consent in Islington - proposed visual with glass box extension to the rear

Architecture for London has received planning and listed building consent for the extension and sensitive refurbishment of a Grade II listed Georgian house at Colebrooke Row in Islington

The house dates from around 1830 and proposals include a 3 storey rear extension with a contemporary glass box to the lower ground floor.

AFL worked closely with a heritage consultant and the conservation officer at Islington to negotiate a number of sensitive alterations, including conservation style roof lights within the original butterfly form roof. The top floor was also substantially reconfigured with new partition walls to create two guest bedrooms with en-suites.

All elements of the scheme visible from the adjacent road are detailed traditionally with brick facades and sash windows. The concealed flank wall and lower ground extension however are designed as contemporary additions featuring large fine framed aluminium sliding glass doors. An additional connection to the garden is proposed with steps leading from the raised ground floor. A landscaped terrace and new planting leads to a rebuilt garden room at the bottom of the garden. The garden room provides a quiet space with a secluded home office.

Internally, the house is to be reconfigured and refurbished, with a new high specification kitchen in the formal rear reception at raised ground floor, and new bathrooms throughout. Listed building consent was received from Islington in 2015 and building works on site were completed in 2017.

Project architect: Gerard Rainey

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