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Hilltop House in Kingston-upon-Thames, London

New Residential Development in Southwest London design by Coupdeville Architects

15 Aug 2017

Architects: Coupdeville

Location: Kingston-upon-Thames, southwest London, southeast England, UK

Hilltop House in Southwest London

Hilltop House

Photos by Simon Kennedy

Hilltop House Southwest London

Commissioned in 2012, Coupdeville were asked to design a five bedroom house on a large 0.26 acre single plot, while retaining the existing building.

Hilltop House

Hilltop House

Hilltop House

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The clients had lived in the house for over 20 years and wanted to down size by retaining the traditional element that was to be sympathetically extended, while dividing the plot to accommodate the proposed element. The client desired a modern and sustainable design that utilised the footprint of the remaining foundations.

Hilltop House

Hilltop House

Hilltop House

Planning was gained at the first attempt in the designated 8weeks. The scheme was conceived as two stacked, offset, L-shaped volumes that taper. Their interplay creates dynamic cantilevers and setbacks on the upper floor, emphasised by the contrast of external finishes of light render and dark porcelain.

Hilltop House

Hilltop House

Large projecting glazed openings overlook the courtyard and garden; these are boldly framed with pressed metal and louvered in red cedar. The projections to the front are separated with a frameless glass box which lets light flood into the landing and stairwell.

Hilltop House

The use of SIPs panels and a timber frame made for an efficient and cost effective build that is code 4 rated.
This property sold at 500k over the estimated agents value.

Residence in South West London design by Coupdeville Architects

Hilltop House in Kingston-upon-Thames – Building Information

Floor Area: 3000 sq ft
Client: Private

residential development in South West London design by Coupdeville Architects

Hilltop House London design by Coupdeville Architects

Photography: Simon Kennedy

Hilltop House in Kingston-upon-Thames images / information received 150817 from Coupdeville Architects UK

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