Situated within The Dulwich Estate, this semi-detached residence presented unique architectural challenges owing to its sloping site, where the street level is markedly elevated compared to the rear garden. Working in a seamless collaboration with A Small Studio and our highly cooperative client, Dobuild delivered an elegant solution that melds form and function. A garden-facing extension was crafted to accommodate the level disparity, leading to a gradual, yet dramatic descent from the entrance into the outdoor space. The design ingeniously leverages this elevation shift to showcase a striking domed ceiling finished in a pink Clayworks texture, seamlessly guiding the eye toward the garden. This serves to moderate the descent into the newly conceived kitchen and dining area, making it a fluid transition rather than an abrupt shift. The colour palette and architectural details were subtly influenced by the client’s collection of Italian artwork, featuring classical architecture. The result is a space that not only meets functional needs but also serves as a harmonious extension of both the home’s historic context and its modern aesthetic aspirations.
Architect: A Small Studio
Structural Engineer: Iain Wright Associates Limited
Photo Credit: Tarry & Perry