This dilapidated Victorian property has been extended upwards with a new storey and to the rear, creating a four bedroom house from what was once a modest cottage and including numerous sustainable design and energy efficiency features.
To the front, the house is sympathetic to its original features and to the rear is a contemporary triple-glazed bay and 3-storey sash window opening onto a courtyard garden with moated fish pond. The house provides a 4-bed dwelling, with living areas, study and kitchen dining room opening onto the garden. The house features a range of sustainable design and energy efficiency features, including external insulation to the solid walls, a whole house ventilation system (MVHR), solar heating, a green roof and a rainwater storage/irrigation system. This approach to energy efficiency with existing housing stock, to create a low energy house, is known as a retrofit.
You can download a detailed analysis of the sustainable design and energy efficiency techniques used on this house here. This includes an analysis of the cost savings too.
The garden includes a mixture of corten planters, hard paving and planted beds to create an urban oasis.
This house was included in London Open House in 2013 and 2014.