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27 September 2021
House + House, North West London conservation area
Design: Robert Hirschfield Architects
House + House North West London property
photo : Leigh Simpson
House + House, North West London
RHA has completed the radical transformation of a home in a North-West London conservation area. In a city where land is scarce and house prices are rising ‘House + House’ offered a solution for densifying low-rise semi-detached residential plots that could no longer be extended individually. By amalgamating two houses into one, these combined dwellings offered the house owners and their family additional living space without the need to relocate from their existing home.

15 Sep 2021
Wooden Annex
Design: Tsuruta Architects
Wooden Annex by Tsuruta Architects London
photo : Tim Crocker
Wooden Annex London House Extension
Tsuruta Architects fully refurbished the existing 1950’s end of terrace house and extended it with the addition of a single-story timber annex. The large garden came with 9 different adjacent landowners and three beloved mature trees, all of which influenced the proposal.

Wooden Roof
Design: Tsuruta Architects
Wooden Roof design by Tsuruta Architects England UK
photo © Ståle Eriksen
Wooden Roof by Tsuruta Architects
The simplicity of adding conservatory to house provides incredible range of expressive opportunities – sophistication and elegance.

5 Sep 2021
Wandsworth Cottage, South London

4 Sep 2021
The Picture House, South London Extension

30 Aug 2021
The Picture House, Balham, South London
Design: NOTO Architects Limited
The Picture House South London
photo : French + Tye
Balham House Extension
The Picture House was derived from a clear client brief for a rear extension- maximise the proportion of the glazing to the rear facade, and in turn minimise the appearance of the other constructed elements. Through considered architectural detailing, the roof structure and drainage details are visually independent of the large-format sliding doors, allowing the glazing to sail in front of the structure.

4 May 2021
Highgate House Restoration, Highgate Conservation Area, North London
Design: Cairn
Highgate House Restoration London
photograph : Peter Landers
Highgate House Restoration
This Edwardian property restoration project brought a dilapidated home back to life, re-organising the arrangement to suit the lives of a young family and converting the roof space. A huge amount of work was required to restore the home and modernise the layout and environmental performance.

27 Apr 2021
Sponge Urban Living

21 Apr 2021
House for a Gardener, Haringey, North East London
Design: Amos Goldreich Architecture
House for a Gardener Haringey North London
photograph : Ollie Hammick
House for a Gardener, Haringey
A much-loved garden was central to our design of this side and rear extension for a Victorian mid-terrace house in the Stroud Green Conservation Area of Haringey. The project arranges a sequence of living spaces around the garden and an internal courtyard that gives constant connection to greenery.

21 Apr 2021
Vault House

Mountain View House

Chiswick House Extension

Bladerunner House

Cascade House, Hampstead Village

1 Mar 2021
Cloistered House, Chelsea, south west London
Design: Turner Architects
Cloistered House London
photograph © Adam Scott Images
Chelsea Georgian terraced house
The restoration and extension of a Cubitt-built Georgian terraced house in a conservation area. The Cloistered House was carefully given life having been left to ruin for many years.

20 Feb 2021
Library House

16 Feb 2021
Eclectic House, Camden

14 Feb 2021
Melbury Studio

14 Feb 2021
Harcombe House

14 Feb 2021
St Georges House

14 Feb 2021
Boscombe House

29 Jan 2021
The Rower’s House, Chiswick, south west London
Architects: Loader Monteith
The Rowers House Chiswick
photography : Emanuelis Stasaitis
The Rower’s House in Chiswick
The clients wanted a home with four bedrooms, space to entertain, and an accessible garden – with plenty of space to live and work, as well as a divisible section for a relative to use autonomously. Despite a questionable original design, the couple found the perfect potential property in a quiet corner of London.

1 Feb 2021
Art House, Paddington

10 Dec 2020
Kensington Townhouse
Design: KNOF design
Kensington Townhouse Hyde Park
photography: David Cleveland
Kensington Townhouse, Hyde Park
KNOF Design, an international design practice founded by Susan Knof, has just completed a major London commission – the unification of two separate townhouses near Hyde Park to create a single 7,500sf family home.

4 Dec 2020
Pitched Black House

26 Nov 2020
Sugar House

17 Nov 2020
17 Portland Place Renovations

16 Nov 2020
Regency Villa, Kensington

16 Nov 2020
EC1 Penthouse, Clerkenwell

15 Nov 2020
Chiswick House Extension, West London
Architects and Interior Designers: Found Associates
Chiswick House Extension London
photograph : Nick Hufton, Al Crow
Chiswick House Extension
A double-fronted Edwardian house has been updated and extended in dramatic fashion for a television and radio presenter and his family. This four storey villa sits on a corner site with unusually large gardens to the rear. The renovation and reinvention of the villa reinforces the sense of connection between house and garden.

7 Nov 2020
Winter House Renovations

24 Apr 2020
Two and a Half Storey House, Central London
Architects: Bradley Van Der Straeten
Two and a Half Storey House Central London
photograph © French + Tye
Two and a Half Storey House
The Two and a Half Storey House project that circumnavigates a local planning restriction by building a half-height roof extension! The clients owned the existing two-storey, two-bedroom property, located on a central London Housing Estate.

1 Apr 2020
Hampstead Penthouse Property, North London
Design: Ungar Architects
Hampstead penthouse property in North London
photograph : Peter Cook
Hampstead Penthouse Property
A breathtaking new penthouse in Hampstead, with panoramic views across the UK capital city.

1 Apr 2020
Contemporary London Penthouse Properties
Penthouse Properties London

5 Mar 2020
An Eclectic Victorian Home Extension North London

3 Mar 2020
Slim Studio’s Flat Interior

26 Feb 2020
Collector’s Flat, Central London
Design: MATA Architects
Collector's Flat Interior in Central London
photograph © Peter Landers
Collector’s Flat Interior in Central London
Extensive refurbishment and interiors fit out of an apartment in a mansion block constructed at the turn of the 19th century. The works included substantial structural modifications altering the flat’s layout and introducing new services.

30 Oct 2019
Brexit Bunker
Design: RISE Design Studio
Brexit Bunker London
photograph : Edmund Sumner
Brexit Bunker
This sunken garden room was envisioned as a way of adding a new studio and extending the program of the house, without having to intervene in the existing portion of the building.

15 Oct 2019
Fleet House in Hampstead

20 Sep 2019
Dukes House, Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill
Structural Engineer: TZG Partnership
Dukes House Alexandra Palace
photograph : Will Pryce
Muswell Hill House
This North London property is an ornate Edwardian Terrace, in the shadows of Alexandra Palace. The home has been given a complete make over.

20 Sep 2019
Aperture House in Islington

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London Houses Designs in 2018

23 Oct 2018
Duke’s Avenue House, Chiswick
Architects: IBLA
Dukes Avenue House in London
photograph : Brotherton Lock
Contemporary House in London
The clients, a pair of doctors, wanted to significantly increase the amount of floor-space in their West London home, whilst maintaining the existing character and external massing of the original house, and keeping their garden intact.

2 Oct 2018
Volcano House, Shoreditch, East London
Architects: Urban Mesh design ltd
Volcano House in Shoreditch
photograph © Charles Hosea
New House in Shoreditch
The interiors of the home were playfully designed to suit the desires and personalities of the Client and his family.

20 Aug 2018
Benbow Yard Home, Southwark, South London
Design: FORMstudio Architects
Benbow Yard Home in Southwark, South London
photograph © Bruce Hemming
Contemporary Home in Southwark
This new property is a response to the Mayor of London’s Policy to optimise the re-use of small sites across the UK capital city.

19 Jun 2018
Victorian Townhouse, Highgate, North London
Design: LLI Design
Victorian Townhouse in Highgate London
photograph ©
Victorian Townhouse in Highgate
Conversion of a Victorian property in reasonable condition to form a warm, comfortable home with contemporary style touches.

30 Apr 2018
Step House, North London
Architects: Bureau de Change
Step House in North London
photo © Ben Blossom
North London Property Extension
Using bricks reclaimed from the fabric of the house, the architects exploited the rights of light diagram to create a staggered, extruded form that appears to melt away from the existing structure. This rhythmic stepping generated by the brick is echoed throughout the interior, and is integrated in both the plan and section of the extension.

27 Apr 2018
Roof Conversion, Crouch End, North London
Design: JaK Studio, Architects
Crouch End Roof Conversion interior design
photo : Francesco Russo
Crouch End Flat Extension
JaK Studio create unique loft conversion in large Victorian property by adding a new dormer extension to form a dramatic two-storey cathedral-esque space.

29 Jan 2018
The Etch House, Honor Oak, Lewisham, South London
Design: Fraher Architects
Etch House, Honor Oak home interior
photo : Adam Scott
Honor Oak Home Extension
Joint Third Prize in ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ 2018: this 1460 sqft property re-examines the layout of the traditional Victorian terrace house. A modern floor plan sits within the old house walls, hidden behind the retained street elevation.

26 Jan 2018
Sun Rain Rooms, Islington, North London
Design: Tonkin Liu Architects
Sun Rain Rooms, Finsbury home interior
photo : Edmund Sumner
Sun Rain Rooms Home Extension
‘Sun Rain Rooms’ has been crowned London’s best and most innovative home extension as overall winner of New London Architecture’s (NLA) annual ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ competition.

London Houses Design News for 2017

8 Dec 2017
Highgate Hill Townhouse, North London
Design: LLI Design
Highgate Townhouse Property first floor
photo from LLI Design
Highgate Hill Townhouse
Winner in the Interior Design, London category – UK Property Awards 2017-18. LLI Design recently completed a total redesign and refurbishment of a 7 storey townhouse in Highgate, a leafy and desirable part of London.

15 Aug 2017
Hilltop House, Kingston-upon-Thames, South West London
Architects: Coupdeville
Hilltop House
photograph : Simon Kennedy
New Teddington House
Commissioned in 2012, the architecture studio were asked to design a five bedroom house on a large 0.26 acre single plot, while retaining the existing building.

11 Aug 2017
Fairfax House, Teddington, South West London
Architects: Coupdeville
Fairfax House
photograph : Simon Kennedy
New Teddington House
The proposal is for a contemporary dwelling that is based on a series of banded layers, that allow for a light filled interior and a dynamic and interesting external appearance.

24 Mar 2017
Oak Hill House, Hampstead, North London
Design: Claridge Architects
Oak Hill House
photograph : Simon Kennedy
New Hampstead House
Shou Sugi Ban, a UK based manufacturer of charred timber products, has selected Kebony, to create a distinctive modified timber cladding using the ancient Japanese techniques of burning, brushing or pre-weathering timber to provide a long-lasting and beautiful wood.

London Property Design News for 2016

27 Nov 2016
Increasing Value of Residential in the British Capital City
Flipping Property Prices in London

1 Sep 2016
House of Trace
Design: Tsuruta Architects
House of Trace
photo : Tim Croker
House of Trace
A beautiful and unconventional extension to a London terraced house designed by Tsuruta Architects has been awarded the 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize.

2 Jan 2016
Madeira Residence, Bromley, South east London
Design: Rado Iliev Architect
Madeira Residence by Rado Iliev
photograph : Assen Emilov
New Residence in Bromley

5 Nov 2015
Newington Green Road Property, North east London
Architects: NK Architects
Newington Green House
image : Robin Hayes
Newington Green Road House

16 Sep 2013
Mayfair House
Design: Squire and Partners, Architects
Mayfair House
photo : Gareth Gardner
Mayfair House
The contemporary interpretation of leaves are crafted as a metallic shingle, which cover a three storey elevation and rooftop pavilion. The PPC coated folded aluminium leaves – 4,080 in total – subtly vary in tones of bronze to mimic organic growth patterns. The concept was designed over a three year period of research and development working closely with Swiss manufacturer Tuchschmid.

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