Belfast Terrace Extension

Tardis was the name of the game in this two-storey rear infill extension to a typical early-Edwardian Belfast terrace, which made use of an underused rear yard to enlarge the galley kitchen, open it up to the garden beyond, and add a fourth bedroom and family bathroom above.

An open plan kitchen, dining, living room space with a mid-century/industrial aesthetic has been created at the rear that opens out to the garden beyond through an oversize door and a box window seat.  The yard party wall of Belfast brick was retained to add cost-effective texture and interest to the kitchen and fourth bedroom above.

Downstairs, the original front room is reinstated, borrowing a little additional space to the rear for a ‘book nook’ lined floor to ceiling with bookshelves.  A downstairs WC/utility room has also been inserted between the two reception rooms.

Completed: 2014
Full project cost including garden, kitchen, floors, lighting and finishes: £55,000

Featured in:
25 Beautiful Homes, February 2017
Self-Build Ireland, Spring 2014, January 2018