Nook House

Nooks and crannies permeate and define the extension and refurbishment of this Victorian terraced house in Hackney, East London. Through a series of structural alterations and extensions at ground floor we formed a series of elegant, open plan and light filled spaces conceived as a series of nooks from the scale of a room down to the home for a favourite bowl.

A large ash framed glazed door and windows frame views of the garden through the house and from the entrance. We designed the kitchen as a gallery for an eclectic cookware collection and allowed these to decorate the space. The project experiments, combining stainless steel, birch faced plywood, grey mdf, cement tiles and a cast in-situ concrete kitchen bench at critical junctions in the kitchen. Outside the small extension, the interventions are subtle and in harmony with the character of the Victorian building.

We re-used as much of the existing building as possible and added high levels of insulation and a triple glazed rooflight to help maintain a thermally stable home.


  • Dezeen, December 2015
  • London Evening Standard, February 2016
  • Grand Designs Magazine, May 2016
  • Real Homes, May 2016
  • Built It, May 2016
  • Grand Designs Magazine, July / Special Edition 04 2016
  • Grand Designs Magazine, September 2016
  • Real Homes, October 2016
  • Dezeen, December 2016


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