Location: Clapham, London, UK
Size: 390 m²
Cost: £2 m
Structural engineer: Malishev Engineers
Party wall surveyor: TCL
Contract administration: TCL
Environmental consultant: Alfonso Senatore
This was a house built for a different kind of life in a different kind of century: it had poorly lit lower floors, staircases which broke the connections between the different rooms, and a disconnection between inside and outside spaces.
The clients wanted the opposite: open-plan spaces, natural light, a blurring of inside and outside, and a healthy, uplifting environment. After a mixture of restoration and innovation, they now have it all: flowing spaces, a new ‘wellness floor’, and a double-height glass box which brings the outside straight into the heart of the house.
In this bright, welcoming and comfortable environment, well-being is about much more than just the addition of a pool, hot tub and steam room. This is a house that makes the most of light, space and materials to create a healthy and uplifting home.