Leverton Street

ROAR Architects

The house on Leverton Street in Kentish Town's Conservation Area had been a women’s refuge centre since the 1980s but had been unoccupied for five years. It was purchased by its clients in 2017.

The end-of-terrace Victorian house has been contained into two self-contained, duplex apartments with an extension to the rear and a new mansard roof. Each has its own entrance to the street while sharing a back garden. Internally, both dwellings have their own identity and character through differing use of colour, materials and bespoke joinery. The existing building was fully stripped out, removing the women's refuge alterations and improving the thermal and acoustic performance of the building's envelope. The ornamentation and fenestration of the original façades to the north and west have been reinstalled, while a brick-clad stepped rear extension replaces an outrigger.