Peckham Courtyard is a project designed by Unagru Architecture Urbanism. “We first met the clients several years ago to discuss potential works for the flat they resided in at the time; although that particular project didn’t happen, we established a strong relationship. Since that time they have now moved to a beautiful, traditional end of terrace Victorian house in Camberwell. They still had two cats and one child, but now with a second coming!” Photography by Sara Moiola.
“The house had good bones but needed some adjustments to make it work for the growing family, alongside a contemporary overhaul to deliver a home that suited the owners’ style. The first floor was practical and straightforward, which suited the family, and the top floor was incredibly bright thanks to a recent extension. However, the ground floor was more problematic; the kitchen was constrained by a small side garden and internally dark because of a wide chimney stack on the rear facade. The ceiling was low, the storage was insufficient, and there was hardly any space for even a little dining table. The large chimney breast also negatively affected the relationship with the garden. The rest of the ground floor was likewise fragmented and dank, with two additional rooms and a tight corridor between the entrance and the kitchen.”