Renovation of a character property – Conway Road, SW20

This house was a small 1930s ‘cottage’, in fact the smallest house on the road. It was draughty, cold and did not meet the needs of a family with two growing teenagers. The brief was to turn the house around – literally! – relocating the living spaces and master bedroom from the front of the house to the rear. Most of all, the owners asked for the house to be cosy and filled with light.

Flexibility on use of space was also a key-driver. We undertook a ‘Tardis’ like renovation to unlock space, link rooms and provide flexibility to meet the demands of modern living. We sealed the house to prevent draughts, externally insulated it and provided mechanical ventilation. The interior design was carried out by the owner herself with whom we worked closely to create a beautifully eclectic and personal home.

  • Project Category: Conservation
  • Project Details: 5 bedroom 1930s house, 3 bathrooms, entrance hall, reception room, kitchen-family room, utility room, boot room, WC, gym and study
  • Specific needs: A family home renovation and extension with upgraded building fabric
  • Project year: 2017
  • Location: West Wimbledon

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Inspiration

“As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.” – “As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.”

– Norman Foster

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