Herne Hill House
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The intricate Victorian craftsmanship and new structural alterations have been left exposed to celebrate the story of the house.

Flush pointing and mortar washed brick creates a monolithic, softer appearance, embedding the new brickwork into the existing.

Herne Hill House

Lambeth, London

This semi-detached Victorian house located within the Poet's Corner Conservation Area in Brixton, has been entirely transformed with an extensive refurbishment and reconfiguration with extensions at the side and rear.

A whole-house approach has been taken to create a low energy, sustainable family home. A new energy strategy means the house is entirely fossil fuel free with an air source heat pump, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery and cork-based internal insulation applied to the external walls. New triple glazed windows and conservation-area-approved thin double glazed sash windows drastically improve thermal performance.

Internally, the house has been carefully reconfigured to maximise the generous proportions on the upper ground floor, creating an open plan living-kitchen-dining room with bedrooms both above and below. 

Externally, a new brick landscape is designed to accommodate various level changes and to create a series of walled gardens filled with lush planting with an emphasis on native species.

A minimalist material palette has been developed to create a home full of rich textures and natural materials that respond to the changing light throughout the day. A bespoke kitchen has been designed in close collaboration with the clients to meet the daily needs of a young family.  Thoughtful design, such as traditional jointing techniques and standard sizing, enabled the use of quality, solid timber on a budget. 

The project is currently on site with completion summer 2024.

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