Dukes Avenue is a turn of the century house that sits within a Conservation area in Muswell Hill, very close to the famous Alexandra Palace. The terraced houses in the area are built from red rubber bricks with slate roofs and have decorative balconies.
The cleverly planned design by MCA included a rear extension at ground floor with large openings that screened light into property from the rear garden. The extension was built with reclaimed London stock bricks however these have been beautifully detailed and installed to form a profiled finish . Glazed roof lights also enhanced daylight to the extension. The new roofs supported a green lichen nature mat that absorbed a large percentage of the rainwater run-off from the existing roofs.
At attic level the roof was reconfigured to create more space. The front elevation of the house was raised from the pavement level which meant access was not user friendly. The front garden was therefore terraced gradually down to the street with the introduction of retaining walls which makes access easier and safer.