Another example of JDA’s Mews House developments in central London is this 1980’s terrace property within The Thurloe & Smith’s Charity Conservation Area. A new basement was built under the footprint of the existing house and a new internal stair link the ground floor to the new basement. The basement provides a bedroom, bathroom and living/reading area.
Natural light to the basement comes from a new opening adjacent to front ground floor window and stairway. Bi-folding French doors on the first floor lead from the landing and bedroom onto the enclosed terrace. Maximum natural light filters through the house and allows for a greater open plan feel to what is essentially a confined space. New roof lights help to bring in natural light through the main core of the house, which consists of the stairwell linking basement, ground and first floor. The light floods right the way through the central core into the basement space minimising the need to use artificial lighting and the properties energy consumption as a result.