Reinvigorating classic Victorian terrace homes and extending living space into the garden or the backyard is increasingly becoming a popular choice among homeowners stretching from Madison to Melbourne. It is a global trend that has seen many of these classic heritage homes acquire a new lease of life and following these footsteps is the gorgeous 115 Highbury Hill that was revamped and extended by Blee Halligan. The modest extension gives the four story residence a completely new ambiance and creates space for a cheerful modern dining area and kitchen that flow into the lush green garden.

Garden outside becomes a part of the new dining room and kitchen thanks to the glassy extension

Space-savvy glass extesnion flows into the gardenFour story victorian terrace house in London given a smart modern extensionGlazed modern extension of classic victorian terrace house in HighburyBlack is the color of choice inside the modern London home extensionContemporary dining area with cool pendant lights, brick wall and Crittal windowsCrittall windows and doors shape the stylish contemporary extensionFramed glass doors and a steel structure give the Victorian London home a smart modern vibeBrick walls and Crittall windows combine classic home with modern extension

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It is Crittall windows and doors that play a crucial role in shaping the form of this new addition even while ensuring that its timeless appeal and traditional aura is not completely lost. These elegant, dark, steel-framed windows complement perfectly the brick walls of the original structure and also give the Highbury house a slight industrial appeal. With the glass roof also bringing in ample natural light, the new interior is instantly more cheerful and modern and relaxing. Acting as a transitional zone between the existing house and the lovely garden, this glassy extension also doubles as a cool family hangout. [Photography: Robert Battersby]

Brick walls and Crittall windows combine classic home with modern extension

Black is the color of choice inside the modern London home extension

Contemporary dining area with cool pendant lights, brick wall and Crittal windows

Crittall windows and doors shape the stylish contemporary extension

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Framed glass doors and a steel structure give the Victorian London home a smart modern vibe

A roof extension was added as a home office, with full width glazing to allow panoramic views out over the garden below. Crittalls were used in order to unify the elevation – fixed glazing, side-hung windows and doors provide a unified and consistent appearance when they are closed…

Glazed modern extension of classic victorian terrace house in Highbury

Four story victorian terrace house in London given a smart modern extension

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Space-savvy glass extesnion flows into the garden

Floor plan of the extended Victorian house in Highbury

Design of the new extension of the London home

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