15 1/2 Consort Road

Richard Paxton Architects, London, 2005

 

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Single story house on a difficult brown-field site between two period houses

The house was built on a derelict skewed gap, between two adjacent houses, that varies in width from ten metres at the front, four metres at the midpoint and six metres to the rear. Dominated by a large Plane tree, the remains of a garage and a six metre tall, pollard trunk of a protected mature Sycamore tree, the site had a history of failed planning applications.

To provide the house with natural light the living space at the centre of the house sits under a spectacular glazed sliding rooflight.

This main room is flanked by two small mezzanine pods that exploit the split level of storage, service and bathroom requirements at low level, with additional sleep or work functions above.

A studio with a planted wall, that provides an effective screen to the traffic of Consort Road, is placed at the front of the house and bedrooms with access to a private garden are at the rear.

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  • Begun: Oct 2003
  • Completed: Nov 2005
  • Floor area: 160m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £190,000
  • Procurement: Self-build Procurement
  • Address: 15 1/2 Consort Road, Peckham, London, SE15 2PH, United Kingdom

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