Pear Tree House

Edgley Design, London, 2014


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A backland house built in two parts around a 100-year-old pear tree and linked by a glass walkway

A family home wraps around an old pear tree, which was excavated from the rubbish-strewn site and forms the primary generator for the plan.

It feels the building is the result of the sculpting-out of a sequence of internal spaces, perhaps heightened by the in-situ concrete ground-floor construction.

It is hard to believe this is a self-build project; the construction is immaculate and the details carefully considered and executed.


  • Completed: 2014
  • Floor area: 425m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £975,000
  • Address: 190a Friern Road, London, SE22 0BA, United Kingdom

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