West Port were commissioned to create a side and rear extension to a 1950’s ground floor flat in Hampstead, north London. Set within the Mansfield Conservation area, West Port have been involved from the very beginning in the design and delivery of the extension to a tight budget. The result is an enlarged kitchen/living/dining space which maintains the small courtyard space in the middle of the property. New roof-lights, patio doors and windows are to be installed to the rear and courtyard areas.
Through careful design, tough negotiations with Camden Council and prudent design principles, West Port were able to create a design that is sympathetic to the existing house yet stands alone as an understated and elegant piece of architecture. Increasing the footprint of the existing house by over 15%, the extension has been purposely for a growing young family and will enhance the existing building without harmfully impacting on the immediate neighbours.