Chaucer Road

Featured on George Clarke’s ‘Old House, New Home’ – Episode 4

Chaucher Road featured on episode 4 of George Clarke’s Old House, New Home television show on Channel 4. On the show, this large end terrace family home in Brixton underwent a two-storey extension to create a light and airy kitchen / dining space which led out into the families garden.

This series focuses on how old houses that have had many previous owners throughout the years can be transformed to meet the expectations of the 21st Century. The goal in renovating these types of properties is to maintain the character of the building while making the space suitable for modern family life.

The UK is full of old houses and this property in Brixton is no exception; the family home is full of historic chimney breasts and fireplaces. To modernise the property, the homeowners decorated the interior of the home with a light toned, pastel colour palette for a fresh aesthetic. George Clarke worked alongside the homeowners to design the chic interior design which featured a soft toned Persian rug in the centre of the living room.

During the redesign of the property the homeowners had to decide what do do with the room that used to be their kitchen at the back of the property. Now that the rear of the home extended back beyond this, the room was left without a function. George Clarke came up with an impressive solution which transformed this space into a versatile living spaces that served a multitude of purposes.



Sieger® Systems were installed to this family home renovation which saw a double-storey extension to the rear of the property. This new extension made way for a new large kitchen complete with an aluminium bifold door arrangement, large glazed rooflight and a slim framed aluminium casement window.

To enhance the light within this space and help brighten the new kitchen, a rooflight was installed that helped to bridge the new and existing areas of the building together. To make the most out of the light that this brought into the living space, the homeowners placed their dining table below the rooflight which resulted in an illuminated dining area. The light also travelled through into the existing home and throughout the kitchen.

To further increase the amount of natural light within the new extension, Sieger 120 Bifold Doors were installed in a three-track configuration. These bifolds provided the homeowners with a beautiful indoor-outdoor living experience that tied their home and garden together wonderfully.

The homeowners of the property combined modern details with traditional finishes within the kitchen including shaker style cabinetry and a marble top island. Overall, the renovation project excelled the homeowners expectations and provided them with a well-curated home design that sympathetically modernised the heritage family home.

Photographer: Beets Pulse and Thyme

TV Production Team: Amazing Telly

Presenter: George Clarke

Executive Producers: Rebecca Mulraine, Tania Fallon

Series Producer: Mike Ratcliffe


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