Arguably one of the most show-stopping homes in Wandsworth, this project in the Toastrack was effectively a knock-down and rebuild by Mascot. The roof came off, walls were taken back to bare brick and then a 2,000 sq ft-plus basement and extension added at ground floor and roof level, creating a 6,500 sq ft state-of-the-art home.
It has AC throughout, a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system (MHVR), underfloor heating, a humidity-and-temperature-controlled wine room (see page 89), a kitchen by Blakes London, 3D wallpaper in the cinema room, intelligent smart lighting and security and 6m-high rear external doors as single pieces of glass imported from Switzerland. The outside includes a living green roof, green wall and electric car charging station.
Classic Minale + Mann in this minimalist poured concrete, double-height basement conversion of a Victorian terrace house. The brief was to design a contemporary yet functional family home via a re-build and basement extension. The company’s hallmark strong architectural angles, high ceilings and design features appear throughout. The project won Best Interior Design 2018 at the Sunday Times British Homes Awards.
A saw-tooth extension of an end-of-terrace South London family home by Gruff created a striking addition of timber and concrete that added 30sqm to the Victorian home for living and entertaining year-round. The concrete chimney became the focal point as a solid sculptural element of the charred larch cladding, pergola and decking areas while inside, a quiet reading alcove and sunken lounge area joins the kitchen and dining area. Photography: Ben Blossom.
This blank canvas project to convert the top floor of an office building into a family penthouse apartment has a very different vibe from the glitzy penthouse on the opposite page. Designed by Dyer Grimes Architecture the client wanted bold creativity to make good use of the 5m-high vaulted ceilings. A 211 sqm mezzanine level was created for four bedrooms while the main floor is pure Industrial Lux, with bare brick walls, polished concrete units and floors, exposed steel girders, and metallic and stone textures. This is offset by an indoor garden, simple monotone colour palette and diverse art collection. Photography: DGA CGI.
In stark contrast, this blank canvas gave Hill House Interiors the freedom to create something spectacular in this four-bedroom duplex penthouse apartment with 360-degree views of the city. Strong colour – particularly red – and a wish for some quirky additions to entertain guests, was part of the client brief. The entrance hall features a padded leather wall with coat hooks made from porcelain hands (see page 36), and one of the bedrooms has a feature headboard that reaches to the ceiling (see page 73). Featured here is the open-plan reception area, with multiple seating areas to enjoy the amazing views, under-stairs wine storage and the entire space zoned by a media wall with a drinks unit. Photography: Thierry Cardineau.
Hard-won planning to replace a single storey bungalow in a Wimbledon Conservation Area resulted in this two-storey plus expansive basement home designed by Dyer Grimes Architecture. The basement includes a cinema, gym, sauna, bathroom and en suite bedroom. The open plan spaces and generous windows flood light in and the finished look is white render, timber and glass. Photography: DGA CGI.
A copper-clad extension compliments the red brick of this late Victorian property while creating a design statement from UV Architects. Sliding glass panels create a seamless connection between indoors and outdoors.