End House

Edgley Design, London, 2010


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Small, modern three-bed house at the end of a terrace in South London

To make the most of the small site the house is reduced to a simple form with clear articulation of key elements, with an open interior layout focused on the garden spaces to the rear.

A solid wall, which bookends the site, defends the house from the noise of the street and creates a sense of privacy. This wall and is echoed by parallel wall enclosing the side yard, which maintains privacy to the adjoining house.

Between these two walls, an infill of timber and glass forms an entrance to the front and frames two large ground floor windows to the rear, focusing views out to the two garden spaces beyond.

The darkened hues of stained timber and grey render help to blend the house with its varied context, including the surrounding houses of brick, tile and white render, and the dark paint and wilderness of the railway to the rear.

The house is constructed with a timber frame, warmcel insulation and panel vent sheathing to create a breathing eco-construction with very high levels of insulation.


  • Begun: Oct 2009
  • Completed: May 2010
  • Floor area: 103m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £175,000
  • Procurement: Traditional
  • Address: 87a Manwood Road, Crofton Park, London, SE4 1SA, United Kingdom

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