A colourful concrete extension breathes new life into this London terrace

long modern kitchen with open ceiling up to landing
(Image credit: French + Tye)

The owners of this house in north London turned to Studio Ben Allen for the reimagining of their period property. The back of the house had been adjusted many times over the years, so the owners wanted to transform the façade to establish a more cohesive aesthetic. 

The layout needed some tweaks, too, as the homeowners were keen to incorporate a new kitchen and two new bathrooms, one of which would be ground floor accessible.

Rebecca Foster

Rebecca began her journalism career writing for a luxury property magazine in Bangkok, before re-locating to London and becoming a features editor for a self build magazine. She is an experienced homes and interiors journalist and has written for many homes titles including Homebuilding & Renovating, Ideal Home and Period Living.

She has expertise on a wealth of topics — from oak frame homes to kitchen extensions. She has a passion for Victorian architecture; her dream is to extend an 1800s house.