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Lambourn RoadContemporary House Exterior, London

Photo Credit: Andrew Beasley

Photo of a contemporary rear extension in London with a pink house. —  Houzz
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Sarah Warwick added this to 10 Two-storey Extensions That Make a Statement3 November 2017

Add another faceThe front of this Victorian home stays true to its origins, but this rear extension is an injection of contemporary style, including a modern take on the bay window. It’s open to a courtyard garden that blurs the distinction between inside and out (see next photo).

Tugman Studio added this to Architecture: Do You Really Need Planning Permission For That?5 October 2015

Consider two storeysIn some circumstances, rear extensions on two storeys are also permissible under PD. For two-storey extensions the limits are tighter – no more than 3m back from the rear wall and no part of the extension can be within 2m of a boundary (which rules out most small, terraced and semi-detached houses). This part of the PD allowance is also ruled out for houses in conservation areas.The maximum heights are clearly higher than for single storey extensions, but must be no higher than the eaves (gutter-line) of the original house.

Laura Wheat added this to Houzz Tour: A Victorian House in London Gets a Contemporary Makeover23 June 2015

‘The rear two storey extension houses a kitchen at ground level and a bedroom, which I use as a study, on the first floor,’ Wilson explains. Both look out onto a contemporary landscaped garden, complete with fishpond moat and custom-made corten planters. ‘We used powder-coated aluminium doors that slide into a space on the left of the bay, closing off a small corner of the garden while opening up the kitchen,’ says Wilson. The effect is a relaxed indoor-outdoor space.

What Houzz users are commenting on:

Magda Pérez Uslé added this to Windows14 January 2021

Bay-balcony for space next to bedroom

Jane Coutsavlis added this to Kitchen extension19 June 2016

Interesting design for double storey.

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