Field House

A double-fronted Georgian property overlooking London Fields that has been vacant for 5 years, has been transformed into a 3-storey family home, centred around a new, light filled gallery stair.

The property is entered on the ground floor, which is split into two double-aspect wings, a lounge on one side and a kitchen diner on the other, which includes a bespoke and colourful double-galley kitchen.

Both wings are separated by a new triple-height stairwell that has been carved out of the heart of the building. Full height glass doors connect the living spaces of the property to the stair area and the new basement, creating surprising views and bringing light to all levels. A new bridge spans one side of the triple height stairwell.

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To take a tour of the project, watch our video below;


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    About us

    Bradley Van Der Straeten is an award winning architecture studio that specialises in refurbishing, extending and building homes for private clients. Established by friends George Bradley and Ewald Van Der Straeten in 2010 the studio loves creating colourful, fun and liveable spaces.

    Find out more about us and our story on our website

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    Listen to Another Architecture Podcast where George and Ewald discuss another one of our projects, the award winning Two and a Half Storey House.

    Take a tour of one of our other projects by watching the video tour of Vault House below.



    If you would like to talk to us about your home, contact us.

    Vault House Video Tour

    We’re excited to take you round our project Vault House in De Beauvoir Town. A re-interpretation of an end of terrace period property, located in the De Beauvoir conservation area, that has been opened up internally and extended with ziggurat-like brickwork forms externally.

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      Open House 2020 Special – Video Tour Field House


      As part of this year’s Open House digital edition, we are excited to announce that we can take you on a virtual tour of our latest project Field House.

      The video will go live here 10.15am on Saturday 19/09, so tune in!


      Behind the Scenes on Love Your Home and Garden in our new Blog

      This evening saw our Directors George + Ewald return to ITV’s Love Your Home to transform another home for a deserving family.

      To coincide with the new TV show, George + Ewald have launched a new blog to share the stories behind our projects, their design process and tips that we hope you can take to your own design projects.

      The first two blog posts share behind the scenes images and insights from the development and planning of the transformations featured in Love Your Home and Garden. These include the brief, challenges and learnings from tonight’s refurbishment of Anne and Mike’s family home and creating a more dementia-friendly space. George + Ewald explore why, sometimes, you don’t even need to extend as well as their top tips on maximising your ‘kitchen triangle’!

      You can read George + Ewald’s blog here – please keep checking back for more of their design top tips over the coming months.

      Love Your Home and Garden Ham & High

      Hampstead Apartment features in the Evening Standard

      So pleased to see our project Hampstead Apartment looking fab in the Evening Standard yesterday! We were selected as part of their ‘brass tactics’ feature and why it is the perfect material for an interior update.

      Thank you to Homes & Property and Philippa Stockley for the double page feature.

      Have a closer look at the article here.


      The Studio on The Modern House

      Our first project, The Studio, designed (and built) by Bradley Van Der Straeten has been listed for sale on The Modern House available to buy for a new lucky owner. The Modern House specialise in selling beautifully designed homes, but of course we would say that!

      Check out the listing here.


      Barrel House Feature in The Times

      Last week Ewald was interviewed by The Times, Bricks and Mortar Magazine in their feature ‘The Great Autumn Makeover Guide’ about our project Barrel House.

      Check out our tips on how to restore and refresh your home in the original article here.

      Nordoff Robbins Featured in Wired Magazine

      We’re delighted to report that Wired Magazine have featured our Nordoff Robbins project as part of a ‘hidden gems’ list for London’s Open House! Have a read of the Wired article here.

      The music therapy centre was open last weekend for a very successful Open House event. Thank you to everyone who popped by to see the newly refurbished building, we hope you enjoyed the visit and learnt a bit about this fantastic charity. More on Nordoff Robins Charity here.

      Missed out on the visit? Full photo shoot here.



      Watch ‘Love Your Home and Garden’ on ITV Hub

      Our new TV show ‘Love Your Home and Garden’ is now available to watch on the ITV Hub.

      We had over three million viewers of the show last night, that’s well over one quarter of the population of Belgium! You can watch the show and increase the ratings by 1. Click here for link.

      Watch us transform the home and garden of the Seesurrun family, alongside Alan Titchmarsh and Katie Rushworth. Be ready for some tears, it’s an emotional one…


      Nice Feature About Our Appearance on iTV’s ‘Love Your Home and Garden’

      Two Hackney-based architects are set to appear on the small screen tonight as part of new series, Love Your Home and Garden on ITV. The spinoff of Love Your Garden will feature George Bradley and Ewald Van Der Straeten from Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects tonight (Wednesday 8 September).

      Read the full article here.

      Love Your Home on iTV This Week!

      Tune into iTV at 8pm Wednesday 6th September to see George and Ewald with Alan Titchmarsh – their TV debut!

      Read about the episode and see the link here.

      Nordoff Robbins – Open House London 16th + 17th September

      Our recently completed project at Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre will be open Saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th September for Open House London – come down and see the therapy rooms and new look for this amazing charity.

      Have a look at the Open House Program here.

      Introducing Photographer’s House

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      Happy to announce Photographer’s House has just been uploaded to our projects page!

      Photographer’s house is a rear side return extension of a 2 storey Victorian terraced house in Stoke Newington, which provides a new space for our newly married clients Sophia and Ed. The larger improved kitchen space and casual dining area now opens directly onto the garden, reconnecting the house with the outside. Upstairs, the layout has been redesigned to allow space for a larger family bathroom.

      A glazed return roof and large bi-fold doors create a contemporary light and airy living space which contrasts with the cosy, traditional living area at the front of the house. Hope you enjoy!

      Introducing Barrel House

      Happy to announce the Barrel House has just been uploaded to our projects page!

      This Grade II listed beauty needed a modern update to shift the existing layouts to make room for our clients – Sarah and Morgan’s quickly growing gang of three boys. As well as working with the clients impeccable taste, we had fun with a team of dedicated contractors (Maciej, Michael and Robert at Hirsen) and knowledgeable Heritage Consultant (Mark Matheson). Hope you enjoy!


      Bubble Football with Constant Engineers

      Clash of the Engineers vs. Architects!

      We were invited by our pals at Constant to go head to head at bubble football. Despite it being 30 degrees and being trapped inside a giant plastic ball we surprisingly had a great evening! So big thanks to Constant for another fun evening.

      Check out more photos on our Instagram here.

      Looking for a structural engineer with top bubble footballing skills?


      Our Epsom Project Features in Grand Designs Magazine

      Our Epsom kitchen extension is featured in the latest issue of the Grand Designs Magazine.

      Click here to read the full article.

      Nordoff Robbins Silverclef Awards

      We were honoured to be invited to the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards last Friday – it was a great day that left us all a little star struck and raised an amazing amount of money for such a deserving charity.

      Thanks to the team at Nordoff Robbins for having us.

      Click here to see the winners and photos from the day!

      House Beautiful Magazine Introduces ‘Love Your Home’

      Our show, Love Your Home, on iTV with Alan Titchmarsh got a mention in House Beautiful – we are very excited for it to air later in the Summer.

      Read the full article on House Beautiful.

      London Festival of Architecture – BVDS Open Studio

      We are happy to host our first Open Studio as part of London Festival of Architecture, in our recently extended penthouse studio overlooking London fields. This is an opportunity to pop by for a free informal design consultation with one of our architects and a chance to have a look around our office and meeting the team.

      Consultants we work with will also be on hand for advice. Brian from Constant Structural Design will be able to advise on all things structural, whilst Measur Cost consultants will be able to provide you with invaluable budget advice.

      Our doors are open on Saturday the 10th of June from 10am to 4pm, a great opportunity to talk to the team, drink a local beer on the roof terrace and enjoy the views of London Fields, hopefully in the sunshine!

      For further details about the event please refer to our Facebook event.

      Grand Designs Live

      Directors George and Ewald are taking part in the Grand Designs Live ‘Ask an Expert’ where they both take to the Grand Designs Stage as part of an expert panel to discuss designing your home. Last weekend saw Ewald answer questions for people interested in the process of extensions and new builds, this Saturday its George’s turn.

      Have a look at George and Ewald‘s profile here!

      Nordoff Robbins Launch Party

      It was great to attend the opening party of our recently completed project for Nordoff Robbins; a refurbishment of the largest purpose-built music therapy centre in the world.

      It has been so rewarding to work with Nordoff Robbins who do such amazing work through music therapy. It was incredible to see everyone enjoying the transformation that we have been working on for the past year and a half. It was especially exciting to hear some of the music therapists performing in the exemplary music therapy rooms we designed, the acoustics were superb!

      You can read more about the opening event and about the project on the Nordoff Robbins website by following this link:


      Ideal Home Show

      Last week George and Ewald were asked to make a presentation at the IDEAL HOME SHOW 2017 on the Home Improvement Stage at Kensington Olympia – they made a very well received presentation discussing a designers point of view on extending your home.

      Ideal Home Show is an award-winning show featuring kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest high tech gadgets, to fashion beauty and gifts – all under one roof!

      Follow this link for more information on the Ideal Home Show

      Russwood Profile Publication

      Our project Yoakley Road has just been published in the Spring 2017 issue of Russwood ‘Profile’ .

      They loved our use of the lap method of the larch cladding around the new extension volume creating a unified look between old and new.

      Click HERE to read the full article.

      Delta Light Visit

      We would like to thank Delta Light for inviting the whole BVDS team for a tour of their amazing show room, factory and headquarters in Belgium.

      We had a fun and informative trip, and look forward to using our new Delta Light knowledge in our upcoming projects!

      Thanks again to James and Kevin of Delta Light and for the crew at LXA for enjoying the trip with us.

      Don’t Move Improve 2017 Publication

      We are happy to announce both our Oldfield Road and De Beauvoir Square project have been published in this years Don’t Move Improve awards 2017 magazine.

      Both projects are displayed in a free exhibition showing 120 featured projects at the Building Centre in London until 29th March.

      The competition celebrates London’s best new home extensions and interior design projects.

      Follow this link for more information on the Don’t Move Improve Awards.

      Don’t Move Improve 2017 Long Listed – De Beauvoir

      Our De Beauvoir Square project in Haggerston has been Long-listed for this years Don’t Move Improve awards. The judges were impressed with how we transformed a listed building and provide a new double height kitchen opening onto a tiled sunken terrace.

      The competition is to find London’s best new home extensions and interior design projects that deliver more space to live.

      The project will be exhibited at the Building Centre in London from the New Year and winners will be announced on the 26th of January.

      Follow this link for more information on the Don’t Move Improve Awards.

      Don’t Move Improve Long Listed – Oldfield

      Our Oldfield Road project in Stoke Newington has been Long-listed for this years Don’t Move Improve awards. The designs centered around a new side-return kitchen extension with exposed timber beam ceilings.

      The competition is to find London’s best new home extensions and interior design projects that deliver more space to live.

      The project will be exhibited at the Building Centre in London from the New Year and winners will be announced on the 26th of January.

      Follow this link for more information on the Don’t Move Improve Awards.

      Nordoff Robbins Announcement

      We are happy to announce that we have been awarded the design services contracts for the Refurbishment of the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre in North London, the only purpose built music therapy facility in the world.

      We are very excited to be working on this project with Nordoff Robbins, a fantastic, valuable charity organisation, to improve their headquarters. We have been developing designs for the last year and are now looking forward to starting construction this November.

      Click HERE to read the full announcement.

      Evening Standard Publication

      The project Trevelyan House was published in the Evening Standard’s Homes & Property section.

      The project will be open to the public as part of the OPEN HOUSE LONDON 2016.

      Click HERE to read the full article.

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