Prospect House

DSP Architecture, London, 2011

 

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Construction of new timber framed house behind retained Victorian Cottage façade to provide modern family living over three floors

The little cottage immediately suggested itself for development – two-up/two-down, single aspect, beside a huge flank wall and a storey lower than the rest of the short terrace.

The idea was to exploit the long views and aspect to the south and form a positive stop-end to Colebrooke Row with a large corner ‘oriel’ window.

It is a building within a building – a completely new timber-framed house on its own foundation behind the Victorian façade. Living accommodation is raised up to the first floor where kitchen, dining and sitting areas occupy a bright, dual aspect 13.5m x 3.5m floor plate with a vanishing corner window at the south end that forms a ‘balcony’ onto the street. A teenage ‘bedsit’ and spare bedroom/study take up the ground floor whilst the master-suite sits atop the original cottage in a new floor that opens on to an extensive south facing roof terrace.

Data

  • Begun: Jun 2010
  • Completed: Feb 2011
  • Floor area: 111m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £195,000
  • Tender date: Jan 2010
  • Procurement: JCTMW 2005 Rev 2 2009
  • Address: 75 Colebrooke Row, London, N1 8AA, United Kingdom

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