Hodgkinson Design Architects Transforms a Victorian Villa in Ealing

victorian rear extension

Hodgkinson Design Architects designed this classic double-fronted Victorian ‘villa’ which was refurbished and extended to transform the communal living spaces and create seamless transitions between internal rooms and external space.

This project incorporated a strong linear limestone-clad extension onto a classic double-fronted Victorian villa-style house, to create a contemporary open-plan kitchen, dining, and TV space for all the family. Sliding glass doors open up onto the rear garden.
With a bespoke metal ‘origami’ ceiling this unique blends well with the original house which has been refurbished with its period feature refurbished.

The project shows the power that design can have in elevating a property to new heights and the positive impact it brings to people’s daily lives.

The generously proportioned rear extension incorporates the kitchen, living, and dining spaces to create spatial fluidity. Crowned with a sculptural ceiling made from rectangular aluminium panels, the design is modular yet playful.

The side extension facilitates practical living, allowing the typical bulk of domestic equipment to sit outside of the main house. Clarity of space within the main house is subsequently achieved as the building can take advantage of its true breadth.

The architecture is bold in its simplicity and coupled internally with soft finishes, a balance is found between modern crispness and elegant comfort.

Architect Questions and Answers

How is the project unique?

We designed and installed an ‘origami’ ceiling, a one-off piece of art which with the changing light casts different interplay shadows throughout the day.

What was the brief?

To create a contemporary extension to the original double-fronted Victorian Villa-style house. The extension opens up onto a simple but elegant garden with a dining area and BBQ.


Project size3800 ft2
Site size630 m2
Project Budget0.00
Completion date2016
Building levels3
Property London

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