Built in 1886 and subdivided into flats in 1935, the Lyndhurst Gardens project received status as a Grade II Listed building in 1998 and has recently benefitted from a full refurbishment by London architecture firm LBMV Architects. Located within the stunning Fitzjogns/Netherhall Conservation area, the project involved the complete redesign of the original ground floor flat layout, with the result revealing a contemporary glass extension that increases the homeowner’s living space and maximises views to the landscaped garden outside.
LBMV Architects were tasked with turning the 161sqm 4 bedroom flat into a spacious and comfortable 3 bedroom home with generous living space for every aspect of family life. By introducing a rear extension to the property, a large open-plan kitchen is created and sliding glass doors allow the option of alfresco entertaining in the summer. By displaying large panels of glass and a striking black frame, the extension creates a contrast to the traditional Victorian brickwork and establishes a statement focal feature that can be enjoyed from the garden. The design also ensures that the interaction with the listed building is minimal, with clear boundaries between old and new. Once inside, the interiors are carefully considered to interact with the historical features of the rooms and feature storage and design details handmade by fine joiners. As part of the project, LBMV Architects completed a full refurbishment of the interior, introducing luxury materials and a contemporary aesthetic that continues the balance between tradition and modern innovation that is evident throughout this impressive period renovation.