Victorian terrace loft conversion

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Located in Queens Park, London, the lucky occupants of this terrace home have access to a wonderful new home office space thanks to City Lofts London. The owners had recently acquired the property, and in order to turn this house into their dream home, the unused loft space has been transformed. The conversion type is rear dormer, and as a result, is not visible from the outside. This ensures the stunning Victorian style home remains unchanged from exterior view, salvaging such an important era of English history. This is very much a case of a little extra space goes a long way. Take a look…

The exterior

Loft Conversion in Queens Park, London:   by City Lofts London
City Lofts London

Loft Conversion in Queens Park, London

City Lofts London

From the outside, it's difficult to tell that there's a new loft space hidden in the roof space of this home. The tradition and existing façade of the home has been respected, with all the majors changes happening internally. This is great for when prying or meddling neighbours feel the need to get involved when a new modern extension doesn't fit into the streetscape.

In progress: The new loft

Loft Conversion in Queens Park, London:   by City Lofts London
City Lofts London

Loft Conversion in Queens Park, London

City Lofts London

Stepping inside, we can see a progress shot of the new loft space. As you can see, windows have been installed into the roof, again, so as to ensure that there is no evidence of the extension from outside. It's hard to think that this space will look anything more than an attic space! Prepare to be amazed!

In progress: The staircase

Loft Conversion in Queens Park, London:   by City Lofts London
City Lofts London

Loft Conversion in Queens Park, London

City Lofts London

It's clear that the staircase leading up to the new office loft needed to be renovated, too. So as to ensure the transition between the floors is pleasant and seamless, cleverly recessed storage features have been installed into the walls. This is a great way for the family to show off pieces treasured pieces as they pass between levels.

After: The staircase

Loft Conversion in Queens Park, London:   by City Lofts London
City Lofts London

Loft Conversion in Queens Park, London

City Lofts London

The new modern staircase makes it a pleasure to climb—and does the one thing a staircase is supposed to do: whet our curiosity and make us want to know what is upstairs. The stark white walls have been awarded a smooth finish, and are complemented by the elegant choice of chocolate brown carpet.

In progress: The home office

Loft Conversion in Queens Park, London:   by City Lofts London
City Lofts London

Loft Conversion in Queens Park, London

City Lofts London

In this image, we can see the makings of the new home office without any decoration or furnishings. All that remains in the space is the skeletal shell of a newly installed bookcase that can be used efficiently as storage for a myriad of different possessions. You can see what becomes of this below…

After: The home office

Loft Conversion in Queens Park, London:   by City Lofts London
City Lofts London

Loft Conversion in Queens Park, London

City Lofts London

The greatest thing about this renovation project is that it actually looks lived in. You can see the personality of the occupants through their collection of memorabilia, trinkets, photographs and even their taste in books (we spy the Harry Potter series there!). One of the biggest drawbacks of living in a big city is that storage space can be hard to come by—especially if you are an avid collector or have a growing family. In this case, the entire wall is dedicated to storage to ensure the office space remains clutter free and conducive to work!

To see another remarkable loft transformation project, check out the following ideabook: Secret loft conversion in London.

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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