Andrea and Pete Love were looking to remodel the garden level of their traditional Victorian terraced house in Highbury, London, to create a more open and welcoming gathering space for their family of four. One afternoon, while picking up their children at school, they met fellow parents Jody O’Sullivan and Amalia Skoufoglou, two architects and partners of O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects. They immediately hit it off, and the conversation paved the way for the remodel.
The architects, O’Sullivan explains, “reimagined the under-celebrated enclosed courtyard and cluster of small rooms as and open-living area with uninterrupted access to the garden via a single sliding door that opens to a sunken patio.” The ground floor now serves as the family’s communal space with a custom kitchen, sapele wood dining alcove, and polished concrete floors. Andrea and Pete couldn’t be more pleased.