Set in an attractive south London ‘village’, this large house benefits from an extensive garden that was once an urban orchard. The property was never designed to address this area which lies to the side and at a lower level. Our brief was to enlarge a cramped kitchen and replace a tired conservatory with a series of rooms in close relationship to the garden.
A plinth, built in brick to match the house, supports a set of white pavilions overlooking the garden. Large windows and doors are framed by carefully proportioned blocks giving the impression of monolithic construction. The brickwork steps gently down to the garden with planted terraces mediating between the architecture and the landscape. (text - Daykin Marshall)