Architecture · March 4, 2021 0

Large Skylights Add Natural Light To This Home Addition That Allowed For A New Living Room, Dining Room, And Kitchen

Cairn Architects has designed a contemporary brick extension and an interior refurbishment for a North London terraced house.

The aim of the extension was to create an open plan living space that could be used by a family as a social gathering area.

A modern home addition with a black-framed glass wall.

A glass wall with black frames connects the extension to a patio with a seating area and an outdoor kitchen with a bbq.

A modern home addition with A patio and a black-framed glass wall.

Stepping inside, it’s easy to see that multiple skylights as well as the glass wall, add an abundance of natural light to the addition.

A modern home addition with skylights and a new living room, dining room, and kitchen with walk-in pantry.

The skylights highlight the living room, dining room, and kitchen, which are completed with contemporary furnishings, while micro-cement has been used for the flooring.

A modern home addition with skylights and a new living room, dining room, and kitchen with walk-in pantry.

Adjacent to the open plan living room and dining room is the kitchen. Dark cabinets have been paired with gray marble countertops and brass fixtures.

A modern home addition with skylights and a new living room, dining room, and kitchen with walk-in pantry.
A modern kitchen with dark cabinets that have been paired with gray marble countertops and brass fixtures.
A modern kitchen with dark cabinets that have been paired with gray marble countertops and brass fixtures.

A matching walk-in pantry is tucked away behind a glass wall at the end of the kitchen.

A modern kitchen with dark cabinets and gray marble countertops that continue through to a walk-in pantry behind a glass wall.

A hallway and staircase connect the original areas of the house. The existing house has been meticulously restored with long-lasting natural materials.

A hallway and staircase connect the original home to a new addition.

There’s a secondary living room with a fireplace, that also acts as a home office. Windows above the home office add light to the pantry below.

A living room with blush pink walls, contemporary furniture, built-in shelving, and a fireplace.
A living room with blush pink walls, contemporary furniture, built-in shelving, and a fireplace.
A living room with blush pink walls, and a small home office with an interior window.

In the updated bedroom, gray walls are accented by white trim and window shutters.

A contemporary bedroom with gray walls accented by white trim and window shutters.

In a bathroom, gray stone tiles have been used on the floor and walls, while in the shower, there’s a trio of built-in shower niches.

In this contemporary bathroom, gray stone tiles have been used on the floor and walls.
In this contemporary bathroom, gray stone tiles have been used on the floor and walls, while in the shower, there's a trio of built-in shower niches.
Photography by Anna Stathaki and Peter Landers