A Bright and Shining Addition Connects a ’70s Townhouse to Its Garden

A sunken room offers a clever solution to a large, problematic drop at the back of this UK home.

When a young couple moved into a 1970s end-of-terrace townhouse in central St Albans, a commuter town less than 20 minutes from central London, they set to work creating their ideal family home. More than a decade later—and now with two children—they have finally brought that vision to life with a makeover by Feneley Studio.

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