An abandoned plot in Shoreditch, East London, has been transformed into a 220m² new-build family home by architect practice Urban Mesh Design. Designed by and for Practice Director, Oliver Lazarus, and his family, Volcano House is complete with four bedrooms, a ground-floor studio, a series of home offices and garden…
Alan Brown and his wife Lucy have always had a passion for the outdoors and wanted to experience it in their dream home by bringing natural daylight into their house. And that’s exactly what they’ve achieved at the aptly named Glasshouse – a home that took them 15 months to…
11 Sep 2018
When Worcester-based Architect Nick Carroll was approached to design a Passivhaus-inspired home that would be built on the very cliff face of the Malvern Hills, he knew it would be a once in a lifetime project for its owner Jonathan Flewers and his family. What’s even more extraordinary is that…
06 Aug 2018
Wittering House is a stylish home built on a difficult infill site in Finsbury Park, north London. Contemporary in design, and providing a discreet intervention in a street of Victorian houses, the 829ft2 two-bedroom home is a contextual and sympathetic response to its location.
06 Aug 2018
When a young family found themselves left wanting with the original lower ground floor of their home, which suffered from being dark, damp and completely under-utilised, they decided to add a glazed single-storey rear extension onto their Victorian terraced house in Highbury. The new design adds 10m2 of sleek, light-filled…
10 Jul 2018
When Mike Treherne and his partner Fiona decided to add a side return with a pitched roof and large skylight onto their Victorian terrace home, they created something beautiful. The new addition included a larger front reception room, a utility and coat area and spacious kitchen featuring a contemporary structural…
05 Jun 2018
When Melinda Swan bought her husband a subscription to a wine club as a Christmas present, she couldn’t have foreseen that his hobby would play such a big part in a major home refurbishment.
An elegant reading room has been created for retired couple David and Frances Turner in Belsize Park, north London. The extension is a smart and simple solution to create a reflective space within their home for study and reading.
08 May 2018
Hidden in the Scottish Highlands sits the Jill Strawbale House, an eco-friendly holiday home created by Robert and Justine Dunn. The building uses straw bales as its main form of insulation and exports five times more power than it imports.
05 Apr 2018
After 25 years of living in their large Edwardian semi-detached property in Woking, Lynn Paynter, a Marketing Consultant and her husband David, an Artist and Poet, decided it was time to embark on their long-held, self-build dream. Working with HUF HAUS, the pioneer of bespoke, pre-manufactured homes, based in Germany,…