Nash Baker Architects Ltd

Newton Road House, Westbourne Grove

This once grand and well-proportioned semi-detached Victorian house in London’s Westbourne Grove had become a shadow of its former self. Many years of insensitive, piecemeal alterations and extensions including a large 1970s rear extension that dominated the back of the house had taken a heavy toll. The clients approached Nash Baker Architects, to formulate a scheme to rebuild the rear extension and rationalise the upper and lower ground floors: Rather than live between small individually purposed rooms they wanted an open plan lifestyle with larger and more versatile spaces conducive to modern family living.

We wanted to consider the property holistically which meant tackling the circulation and flow throughout the dwelling. The final scheme proposed creating a new staircase running through the entire house, solving the property’s short-comings in one go. The new extension was conceived as a contemporary addition which would help create large flowing spaces with plenty of natural light and a strong connection with the garden.

The new staircase is positioned to the side of the entrance hall and spirals around a large open stairwell flooded with natural light from south facing windows and a large roof light. The kitchen and dining room are situated at the back of the house with access to the raised outdoor terrace and garden. A small TV area is formed in the middle of the plan with large sliding doors leading to the more formal reception room at the front of the house.

The master suite is spread out over the entire first floor whilst the top floor incorporates three equal sized bedrooms. A large electrically operated roof light on the top landing allows cool air to be pulled up through the house during the summer, and the sun’s warmth to penetrate in winter, eliminating the need for air conditioning in these bedrooms.

Externally, the family room on the lower ground floor projects into the south facing garden, acting as a plinth for the new glazed extension. This bespoke structural glass element aligns with the existing house and the spaces within, helping to create a sense of the terrace being a continuation of the living rooms. A strong vertical copper clad section of the extension reflects the proportions of the existing side wing and visually connects the lower and upper floors. Specially orientated timber louvers provide shading during the summer months and also help to soften the appearance of over 6 meters of vertical glazing. Green sedum roofs over the extension give additional habitat for wildlife and pleasant views from the upper floors.

The project is a contemporary and bold design which sits harmoniously within its surroundings. The interiors are spacious, bright and calming, making for a perfect family home.

Total dimensions
340 m² (Area)
Location
London
  • ​Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove Nash Baker Architects Ltd Modern terrace

    ​Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
    Ideabooks: 2
    ["EN"] [Published] The London Semi with a Gorgeous Garden Terrace
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    Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove. Nash Baker Architects provided a full architectural service for this Grade II listed house in Chelsea including planning and listed building consents. We reconfigured the internal plan, and created a distinctive roof terrace. semi-detached Victorian house

    Photo by George Sharman

  • ​Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove Nash Baker Architects Ltd Modern terrace

    ​Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
    Ideabooks: 2
    ["EN"] [Published] The London Semi with a Gorgeous Garden Terrace
    ["NL"] [Published] Prachtige woning met een unieke tuin

    Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove. Nash Baker Architects provided a full architectural service for this Grade II listed house in Chelsea including planning and listed building consents. We reconfigured the internal plan, and created a distinctive roof terrace. semi-detached Victorian house

  • ​Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove Nash Baker Architects Ltd Modern terrace

    ​Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove

    Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove. Nash Baker Architects provided a full architectural service for this Grade II listed house in Chelsea including planning and listed building consents. We reconfigured the internal plan, and created a distinctive roof terrace. semi-detached Victorian house

  • ​Kitchen and dining area at the Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove. Nash Baker Architects Ltd Modern dining room

    ​Kitchen and dining area at the Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove.

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    Ideabooks: 4
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    Kitchen and dining area at the Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove. Nash Baker Architects provided a full architectural service for this Grade II listed house in Chelsea including planning and listed building consents. We reconfigured the internal plan, and created a distinctive roof terrace. semi-detached Victorian house. photo by George Sharman

  • ​Kitchen and dining area at the Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove. Nash Baker Architects Ltd Modern kitchen

    ​Kitchen and dining area at the Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove.

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
    Ideabooks: 3
    ["ID"] [Published] Inspirasi Desain Ruang Semi Terbuka Fungsional
    ["EN"] [Published] The London Semi with a Gorgeous Garden Terrace
    ["NL"] [Published] Prachtige woning met een unieke tuin

    Kitchen and dining area at the Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove. Nash Baker Architects provided a full architectural service for this Grade II listed house in Chelsea including planning and listed building consents. We reconfigured the internal plan, and created a distinctive roof terrace. semi-detached Victorian house.

  • ​Kitchen and dining area at the Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove. Nash Baker Architects Ltd Modern dining room

    ​Kitchen and dining area at the Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove.

    Kitchen and dining area at the Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove. Nash Baker Architects provided a full architectural service for this Grade II listed house in Chelsea including planning and listed building consents. We reconfigured the internal plan, and created a distinctive roof terrace. semi-detached Victorian house.

  • ​The Living Room at Newton Road. Nash Baker Architects Ltd Modern living room

    ​The Living Room at Newton Road.

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    The Living Room at Newton Road. Nash Baker Architects provided a full architectural service for this Grade II listed house in Chelsea including planning and listed building consents. We reconfigured the internal plan, and created a distinctive roof terrace. semi-detached Victorian house.

  • Entrance, Hall and Staircase at the Chelsea House in Westbourne Grove. Nash Baker Architects Ltd Modern Corridor, Hallway and Staircase

    Entrance, Hall and Staircase at the Chelsea House in Westbourne Grove.

    Entrance, Hall and Staircase at the Chelsea House in Westbourne Grove. Nash Baker Architects provided a full architectural service for this Grade II listed house in Chelsea including planning and listed building consents. We reconfigured the internal plan, and created a distinctive roof terrace. semi-detached Victorian house

  • Entrance, Hall and Staircase at the Chelsea House in Westbourne Grove. Nash Baker Architects Ltd Modern Corridor, Hallway and Staircase

    Entrance, Hall and Staircase at the Chelsea House in Westbourne Grove.

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    Staircase at the Chelsea House in Westbourne Grove. Nash Baker Architects provided a full architectural service for this Grade II listed house in Chelsea including planning and listed building consents. We reconfigured the internal plan, and created a distinctive roof terrace. semi-detached Victorian house

  • ​Bathroom at Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove. Nash Baker Architects Ltd Modern bathroom

    ​Bathroom at Newton Road House in Westbourne Grove.

    Bathroom at Newton Road, a Grade II listed house in Chelsea including planning and listed building consents. We reconfigured the internal plan, and created a distinctive roof terrace. semi-detached Victorian house. The bathroom has a distinctive wall and floor in marble, and a white bathroom suite.

  • ​The Master Bedroom at Newton Road House. Nash Baker Architects Ltd Modern style bedroom

    ​The Master Bedroom at Newton Road House.

    The Master Bedroom at Newton Road House. Nash Baker Architects provided a full architectural service for this Grade II listed house in Chelsea including planning and listed building consents. We reconfigured the internal plan, and created a distinctive roof terrace. semi-detached Victorian house

  • ​Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in the evening. Nash Baker Architects Ltd Modern terrace

    ​Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in the evening.

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
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    Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in the evening. Nash Baker Architects provided a full architectural service for this Grade II listed house in Chelsea including planning and listed building consents. We reconfigured the internal plan, and created a distinctive roof terrace. semi-detached Victorian housePhoto by George Sharman

  • ​Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in the evening looking in to the kitchen and dining area. Nash Baker Architects Ltd Modern terrace

    ​Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in the evening looking in to the kitchen and dining area.

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
    Ideabooks: 1
    ["DE"] [Published] Die perfekte Verbindung zwischen Küche und Natur

    Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in the evening looking in to the kitchen and dining area. Nash Baker Architects provided a full architectural service for this Grade II listed house in Chelsea including planning and listed building consents. We reconfigured the internal plan, and created a distinctive roof terrace. semi-detached Victorian house

  • ​Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in the evening. Nash Baker Architects Ltd Modern terrace

    ​Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in the evening.

    Garden Terrace at Newton Road House in the evening. Nash Baker Architects provided a full architectural service for this Grade II listed house in Chelsea including planning and listed building consents. We reconfigured the internal plan, and created a distinctive roof terrace. semi-detached Victorian house

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