The main aim of this refurbishment was to convert what was a dreary terrace house into a light and spacious family home. While planning restrictions prohibited alterations to the traditional Victorian façade, what lies behind is an entirely modern intervention. The interior was stripped out and the basement extended and underpinned, creating an open-plan living area and kitchen with a striking double-height void flooding the lower level with light. The elegant ‘floating’ stair connects the basement to the ground floor via a seamless transparent glass bridge, which together with wall-to-wall concealed storage, bestows exciting, contemporary edges on everyday functional features.