Indoor / Outdoor

We extended this Chichester townhouse for a couple wanting to downsize from a large house in the South Downs.  The brick and flint dining room was inspired by circular Roman towers along the city walls.  Two large gardens were a big attraction of the property, and we added a circular opening in the brick wall between them, letting our clients glimpse their sheep, safely grazing.

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A minimalist metal and glass study extension to this Georgian house in Barnsbury merges with its west-facing garden.  A cantilevered galvanised steel staircase from the roof terrace links the main living areas of the house to the garden. 

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In good weather the garden extends the kitchen / dining room in this Gospel Oak terraced house.  Collaborating closely with our client, we redesigned the house and garden, including a rill and the architectural planting.

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The Victorian house of Kentish Town clients had a jumble of cold and impractical extensions.  Dale Loth Architects refashioned them into a single, full-width living / dining space with wide sliding aluminium-framed glass doors to the stone paved garden.  Internal elements such as polished concrete countertop and terracotta red paint continue outside to blur the boundaries of house and garden.

A tiny Belsize Park garden with a good orientation but unappealing views needed a strong, simple design.  Glazed hardwood doors open onto a deck with a glass canopy. Our slate waterfall wall gives a dominant focus.

The refined formality of our extensions to this Oxfordshire house contrasts with the rock-strewn waterfall.

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We designed and detailed the lush, mainly evergreen garden of this London house to take advantage of its warm orientation.  To increase the feeling of width, no paths run from front to back and the formal fish pond goes across the garden.  A circular sitting area of blue brick tones in with the granite paving and culminates the garden without stopping the eye.

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Aesthetics rarely had priority in the rear elevations of older London houses. In much of our work, we aim to remedy this shortcoming.  In Dale Loth’s house, pairs of large french doors in the two lower floors are arranged with rendered pilasters and a floating canopy to create a focus as well as open the house to the garden.  Our basement office shares a view of the formal pond and waterfall below the bed of dwarf bamboo.

This aerial view of the Cliff Road garden shows a deconstructed ‘serpentine path’ on the right, contrasting with the main axis from the house through the tall Japanese maple to the paired conifers at the rear.

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