Camden Square Kitchen The lower ground floor kitchen of this gracious Early Victorian semi was dark and oppressive, isolated from the garden by a rear corridor and a low beam. We put a new beam within the floor thickness above, removed the separation between kitchen and corridor, and replaced the rear window with arched-head french doors. Our bespoke kitchen is designed around a curved central island / breakfast bar. Two maple-fronted larders frame open shelving on the original chimney breast. To remove visual barriers to the glazed doors, the piers of the main back structural wall are concealed – to the left by a maple panel and to the right by a convex curved partition complementing the concave side of the island.
A walnut dressing area with a mid-20th century feel in a Listed Victorian house in Bedford Park, Chiswick.
Cliff Road, Camden Dale Loth’s own four-storey early-Victorian semi-detached house and garden, reinvented over a number of years. Top floor reconfigured as combined study, music room and spare bedroom in one space, the rear half opened to the roof and flooded with light.
Oxfordshire Rectory Victorian Gothic former rectory, beautifully set but with a hopeless layout. We extensively altered the house and its landscape, adding two wings, a formal pool and informal pond. The result is an exciting but practical family home juxtaposing modern with historic, integrating interior with exterior. Contemporary Cotswold stone portico contrasts with and complements original Victorian Gothic porch.
We are a well-established small architectural practice with a record of many high-quality, imaginative yet practical projects.
We enjoy working closely with clients to create distinctive places to live. Our work ranges from reviving tired flats to creating whole living environments including built-in furniture, lighting and landscape design, all of which we do in-house. Accustomed to working within the restrictions posed by existing buildings, often listed, we explore the possibilities and find contemporary solutions which complement the original property.
Our sensitive, modern designs use natural materials, colour and light to give a feeling of space and warmth. We link introverted houses to their gardens, bring character to dull apartments, resolve awkward layouts, and optimise space with finely crafted built-in furniture.
Brought up by parents with a strong interest in modern design, I knew by the age of five that I wanted to become an architect. Studying first at Syracuse University’s strictly Bauhaus-oriented architecture school in my native New York state, and then at London’s laissez-faire Architectural Association, I remained in London and completed my professional practice experience working on the British Library.
Much of my inspiration comes from activities beyond the ‘drawing board’ and technical studies. Playing classical music hones my design skills, cycling around London helps me appreciate how neighbourhoods have developed, travelling abroad shows me different societies resolving comparable problems, gardening keeps me in touch with the natural order