House in Wapping

Significant and enjoyable extra space

House in Wapping

Chris Dyson Architects

Contract value: £442,000. GIA: 248m2

This simple, elegant extension to a grade II-listed building creates a seamless addition to the urban fabric. The new elevations draw strongly on the character and construction of existing buildings: a restrained sheer facade evolves into a sweeping semi-circle at the rear, referencing the language at the entrance to the historic dock.

Elevations are fine, bronze-framed windows elegantly proportioned with delicate stone cills and attention has been paid to the pointing. Window openings have four brick arches in a traditionally-bonded 225mm thick brick wall – all reinforcing the connection to the original Georgian building. 

With new spaces integrated well into the existing home, this lovely extension brings a period home discreetly into the modern day.

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