Eltham, South East London, SE9
Type of Loft Conversion:
Hip to Gable & Dormer to a double-fronted house – 2 bed, 1 bath
Duration of Build:
The owners of this grand double fronted period home in Eltham South East London wanted to extend into the loft, adding an entire new level to create an enviable three-storey residence.
The aim of the renovation was to give each of the children their own spacious bedroom, as well as create a new master bathroom offering all the comforts, including a standalone bathtub and separate shower.
"We originally wanted the whole top floor to be just for the kids, but the new bathroom is so beautiful I think we’ll take that one for ourselves!"
To ensure there was enough space for the two children’s bedrooms with opportunity for the rooms to change and evolve with them as they grow, both a Hip to Gable and Dormer loft extension were constructed to the front and rear of the property.
Ensuring the new loft space merged with the existing, we installed a full-sized Victorian style staircase rising through the centre of the home. Leading from the new landing, two large children’s bedrooms and an exquisite spa-like bathroom was created.
Both children’s loft bedrooms have desirable high ceilings along with large skylights and windows letting in copious amount of light. The loft’s characterful angled walls and nooks have been cleverly adapted to form space for storage and shelves, making features from the unusual outlines.
Positioned between the two new loft bedrooms is the homeowner’s large new bathroom. The client’s brief was to create a beautiful modern bathroom equipped with all the comforts. As such, we designed the space to make it roomy enough to accommodate a freestanding bath, corner shower enclosure, basin unit and toilet. An extra-large rooflight installed in the pitched roof fills the room with light while allowing privacy.
To give the room a pampering, spa-like feel, the walls and floor were finished with large natural stone tiles. The light colour stone enhances space and light making it the perfect backdrop for relaxing long soaks.
Care was taken to retain the home’s original style across the new loft extension. As well as installing Victorian style uPVC sash windows, replicating the classic shape and style of older windows, traditional wood internal doors with brass doorknobs were fitted throughout.
The loft staircase and landing was also painstakingly designed to match the original. Traditional turned wood spindles, handrails and newel posts topped with rounded finials evoke the appearance and decadence of a magnificent classic stairwell.