London-based design studio Bureau de Change took on its first residential design project that was to join two neighboring properties into one family home, complete with a new addition added to the back of the residence. The ‘HomeMade’ project began by opening up the dividing walls and connecting the adjoining spaces making them feel unified and open.

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The new extension contains the kitchen and dining area and the entire facade was wrapped in glass, helping to pull the two, once-separate properties together. The back wall houses floor-to-ceiling, sliding glass doors that completely open up the new space to the outdoors, helping to blur the boundaries.

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Skylights were installed on the outer sides of the space to bring even more light into the addition.

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The original brick is kept exposed helping to balance out all the sleek new finishes.

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The new stainless steel kitchen islands are covered in white resin shells making it look like an extension of the floor.

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The wood cabinets also help to warm the space up.

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A new open staircase leads to the upper floors

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Two Houses Become One: HomeMade by Bureau de Change in architecture  Category

Staircase detail

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New guest room

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Guest bathroom

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Study

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Study

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Master bathroom

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Photos by Eliot Postma.