Clovelly Road, Ealing

Duncan Foster Architects, Ealing, 2011


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The clients for this project had been owners of a Patrick Gwynne House on the South Coast (Vista Point), and were keen advocates of early 20th Century Modernist architecture

Duncan Foster was commissioned in 2010 to remodel and extend their London home in Ealing, and the design process began with a study of Gwynne’s early domestic work including a visit to the Homewood in Esher, Surrey.

The design is organised around an exposed London stock brick flank wall which gives the impression that the extension is built over an old garden wall. The roof cantilevers over a clerestory window which allows in evening sun. A slate margin runs in front of the stock wall from inside to out. The same slate is used to form a deep revealed window seat on the southern elevation. On the eastern side – a curved wall creates an intimate dining area whose radius echoes the clients Saarinen dining table.


  • Begun: Apr 2011
  • Completed: Nov 2011
  • Floor area: 33m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £130,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Jan 2011
  • Procurement: Minor Works WCD
  • Address: 37 Clovelly Road, Ealing, W5 5HF, United Kingdom

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