What may initially look like a very narrow house squeezed between two other buildings actually turns up to be a surprisingly spacious and open home. We’re talking about the Coach House which is located in New Cross, London. The site used to be a parking space for carriages in the past but architecture studio Selencky Parsons found a really cool way to transform it. They designed and built a three-story house which fills a 3.5 meter wide gap. It fits quite naturally into the neighborhood and attempts to mimic some of the architectural details of the surrounding structures without completely replicating the same Victorian style.
Although it looks very skinny and tiny from the street, the site actually opens up towards the back and becomes surprisingly spacious. As such, the house forms an L-shaped living area overlooking the garden. It has full-height windows and sliding doors which ensure a strong bond between it and the outdoors and a similar design strategy also defined the street facade, with the necessary adjustments in order to also ensure the privacy of the inhabitants.