New London Architecture

Lifetime home


A contemporary, light filled garden room and three storey lift transform a four-storey life time, period house into an accessible home for an artist and her husband.
Featured in Don't Move, Improve! 2021

Featured in Don't Move, Improve! 2021

Adapting and extending a beautiful, period home in Richmond needed to be carefully considered as the four storeys were becoming inaccessible for the owners in their seventies.  The brief was to install a three storey lift and to make the existing and new living spaces as bright as possible without compromising the feel of the house. The rear extension reads as a contemporary, separate form while respecting the local vernacular. The works included internal reconfiguration for the lift, a rear extension to open up the lower ground floor with a roof terrace above and landscaping the rear patio.

See all the 2021 featured projects

Project information




Richmond upon Thames


253 sq m

Estimated completion

December 2018


Park Rd, Richmond TW10 6NS, UK

Team Credits


Sophie Bates Architects

Structural Engineer

Phi Design Ltd

Approved Inspector



Analytic Building Contractors

Listed by

Sophie Bates Architects

Last updated on


Stay in touch

Upgrade your plan

Choose the right membership for your business

Billing type:
All prices exclude VAT
View options for Personal membership