Marika and James Frost waited five years for a house to come up for sale on the street they now call home. They’d had their eye on a Victorian semi-detached house that they could modernise throughout, including a contemporary rear extension.
Working with architect Allister Godfrey, they designed a spacious rear extension to become a new kitchen-diner and snug, while the old kitchen was split into a utility room, cloakroom and a playroom for the couple’s daughter Alina. As Marika is originally from Finland, she was keen to create a pared-back, practical scheme with wooden finishes, as well as a good link to the outdoors.
The owners: Marika Frost, a lecturer in art history, lives here with her husband James, a finance director, and their daughter, Alina, 10, and cats Coco and Hufflepuff