Gowan Avenue

Simon Gill Architects, London, 2010


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Gowan Avenue 

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Our clients took the opportunity to buy their neighbour’s house when it came up for sale - hence the task was to unify the two properties

To the rear a large unified space was created for the kitchen, dining and relaxing areas. The brief stipulated that it should be possible, if required, to re-separate the houses which necessitated the retention of some of the central structure.

A virtue was made of this by creating a snug area to disguise the retained steelwork, with a glass bay for sitting in the sun.

Outside, the form of the roofs allows south light into the main space but also reflects the previous existence of the building as two houses. The brick and render of the existing houses are used for the extension but the brick is detailed to indicate that the new walls are cavity construction.


  • Begun: Jan 2010
  • Completed: Oct 2010
  • Floor area: 400m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £170,000
  • Procurement: JCT Intermediate Building Contract 2005 with Contractor’s Design
  • Address: 16-18 Gowan Avenue , London, SW6 6RF, United Kingdom

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