The proposals for Lonsdale Square involve a complete renovation of the basement, reconfiguring the layout so that the living room is located to the rear in order to grant access to the garden. The lightwell at the rear is extended to the limits of a closet wing at ground floor level, and roofed with glass. Steps up along the boundary wall provide access to the garden.
This minimal intervention sits unobtrusively within its context, which retains the quality of space at the foot of the house, while opening up the envelope to allow light into the deeper parts of the basement. Functionally it provides a new room, extending the open-plan living space beyond the original bounds of the house, and providing a connection to the garden.
Lonsdale Square is a Grade II* listed early Victorian terraced house. Negotiations had to be made with the planners to ensure key characteristics were retained within the changes.
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