Elmwood Road House, South London Residence, Herne Hill Property, SE24 Home
House in Herne Hill: Refurbishment
Home in south east London, England: SE24 Property design by Conibere Phillips Architects
31 & 30 Jan 2020
This contemporary house in Herne Hill has been shortlisted for a New London Architecture Don’t Move Improve Award.
Photos by Peter Landers
A new home for entertaining and relaxing, the project re-establishes a single house from a building divided into flats, creatively re-imagining how it is lived in and enjoyed.
Elmwood Road is a fascinating project with many untypical aspects. The owners had lived in the upper floor flat of the converted mid terrace house for some years and purchased the ground floor flat in order to recreate the single dwelling. Their brief to Conibere Phillips Architects was to design a home in which they could entertain friends and family, and also a place to relax and re-energise. Pragmatism was a priority, combined with exacting quality and a richness of materials and finish.
Although much of the design focus was on how the house was to be lived in, this also led to major alterations to the building façade to admit daylight and increase connection to the re-landscaped garden. New large openings create light filled spaces that are visually more connected to one another, as well as outside.
At roof level the bold decision was made to agree a common appearance for the proposed roof extension and the neighbour’s existing extension. The result is a new coherency to the pair of houses that had previously been lost.
Bespoke joinery was designed throughout the house, with the concept design by Conibere Phillips detailed and built by joinery specialist Create Bespoke. A library wall to the dining area extends through to the kitchen and includes a giant concealed door. The kitchen itself has single large island unit centred on the window bay where a seating area enjoys views of the garden.
Perhaps the most significant joinery piece is the shaped plywood roof structure to the roof extension study. This finely detailed and crafted structure folds upwards to create additional volume and is a bold, dynamic addition to the Edwardian home.
Conibere Phillips provided a full architectural service from initial design ideas to completion, including garden hard landscaping design. Interior designer Imperfect Interiors selected a number of internal finishes, decorative features and fittings throughout the house.
8 Aug 2019
New Property in Herne Hill
Design: Conibere Phillips Architects
Interior Designers: Imperfect Interiors
Main contractor and joinery contractor: Create Bespoke
Location: Herne Hill, London, England, UK
Photographs by Peter Landers
New House in Southeast London
A South London-based design and build company has been announced as the winner of Best Bespoke Luxury Design/Build Company at this year’s BUILD Architecture Awards.
This is the second year in a row that boutique firm, Create Bespoke, has scooped the prestigious award and comes following a custom refurbishment in Herne Hill, London, which involved converting two flats into a stunning four-storey home.
Andy Young, Founder at Create Bespoke, commented on the win: “We are delighted to have been awarded this award for the second year running. We believe that our solid reputation for quality, care and consideration in everything we do, combined with impeccable customer service and an exceptional standard of finish are the main keys to our success and are helping to establish Create Bespoke as one of London’s leading design and build specialists.
“There were many exciting challenges involved in this project, the main one being an architecturally designed complex geometric roof structure which enables maximum internal head height in the loft conversion. This had to be specially designed, programmed for CNC cutting and installed by our expert joinery team. Despite the intricacies and challenges involved the results are truly spectacular.”
The BUILD awards launched in 2015 to acknowledge the outstanding works conducted by imaginative designers, engineers and visionaries.
Create Bespoke is currently working on multiple high-profile projects underway in Notting Hill, Belsize Park, East Dulwich and West Norwood as well as forming new partnerships and expanding the team as demand for bespoke design and build has increased.
Create bespoke specialises in custom design and build projects, high-end construction and refurbishment, custom joinery and quality finishes.
The team has over 50 years combined experience across all aspects of design, construction, engineering, joinery, interior finishes as well as expert project management, marketing and business development.
In addition to its private clients, it works with a growing number of architects, interior designers, developers and high-end construction companies on increasingly exciting and ambitious projects.
Photos: Peter Landers, www.peterlanders.net
Create Bespoke are a South London based design and build company specialising in high-end construction and refurbishment, custom joinery and quality finishes. The highly-skilled team has over 50 years combined experience across all aspects of design, construction, engineering, joinery, interior finishes as well as expert project management, marketing and business development. In addition to private clients they work with a growing number of architects, interior designers, developers and high-end construction companies on increasingly exciting and ambitious projects. Create Bespoke are always keen to hear about potential new projects, partnerships and development opportunities. Email at [email protected] or call on 0203 642 5066.
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