Waind Gohil+Potter Architects (WG+P) have sensitively transformed a 19th Century cottage in Wiseton Road, Wandsworth by incorporating a revolutionary extension, fit for the modern day. Initially the owners had faced difficulties with the original extension, which let wind in and had a leaking roof; therefore they were keen not to make the same mistakes. Kebony was chosen to clad the exterior façade of the house thanks to its durable and hardwearing properties.
Ciara McInerney, project architect with WG+P commented: “The challenges for Wiseton Road were comparable to many London Victorian terrace houses; disparate internal floor levels; poor connectivity to the rear garden; low floor to ceiling heights within the former ‘closet wing’ back extension and poor natural light. Our sensitive reworking of these incommodious spaces and introduction of natural materials and light formed a refreshing transformation to the property. Kebony was the perfect material which was installed in a matter of days. The finished product beautifully connects the garden to the house. WG+P work extensively with timber and will certainly consider using Kebony in the future.”
Photos by © Anthony Coleman