CONTEMPORIST: A Home Office Was Created By Adding A Small Extension To This House In London

March 9, 2020

Studio Carver has designed a home office for their clients, a retired couple that wanted to have a place for quiet reading, in the form of an addition to their 1950’s terrace house in London, England.

The result came in the form of a spacious and light-filled extension that features a folding facade of glass and oak that wraps back against the existing house, tying together old and new.

This modern home office design is a spacious and light filled extension that features a folding facade of glass and oak, while inside there's custom designed bookshelves and two desks. #HomeOffice #HomeOfficeDesign #Architecture

Inside, cabinetry, shelving, and desks are carefully integrated into the design of the extension, providing a home for an extensive collection of artifacts and books collected over the years. A skylight helps provide natural light to the first desk area.

Inside this modern home office, bespoke joinery and desks are carefully integrated into the design of the extension, providing a home for an extensive collection of artifacts and books collected over the years. A skylight helps provide natural light to the first desk area. #HomeOffice #Desk #Bookshelves #Skylight

The second desk is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the garden view through the large picture window.

The modern home office desk is positioned to take advantage of the garden view through the large picture window. #HomeOffice #Shelving #Desk #PictureWindow

Outside, Oak clad planters extend along the garden wall and connect the building with the existing landscape. The old bricks provide a textured and warm backdrop to the new oak lining, flowers, and greenery, while a small bench on top of the planter provides a place to appreciate the flowers and rest against the garden wall.

Oak clad planters extend along the garden wall and connect the building with the existing landscape. The old bricks provide a textured and warm backdrop to the new oak lining, flowers and greenery, while a small bench on top of the planter provides a place to appreciate the flowers and rest against the garden wall. #GardenIdeas #PlanterIdeas #GardenBench #ModernGarden

Here’s a look at the floor plan that shows the layout of the home office, and its connection to the main house, which also provides access to the garden.

This modern home office design is a spacious and light filled extension that features a folding facade of glass and oak, while inside there's custom designed bookshelves and two desks. #HomeOffice #HomeOfficeDesign #Architecture
Photography by Richard Chivers | Architecture: Studio Carver | Structural Engineer: Elliott Wood Partnership | Glazing: IQ Glass | Skylights: Glazing Vision | Timber: European Oak – Vincent Timbers | Eternal Paving: London Stone

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