Lancaster Grove

A new-build end of terrace. A modern take on the late Victorian bay-fronted house.

The site was a car park at the end of a row of undistinguished 1980s terrace houses. Nonetheless it was within a designated Conservation Area and we had to demonstrate that the design fitted in, both in form and materials, with the prevalent local type of late Victorian bay-fronted houses. While this gave us a somewhat sober street facade, the exposed flank of the building allowed a more inventive use of brick, following some lovely local examples of Edwardian rubbed red brickwork, and the possibility of a side- and top-lit staircase.

Location: Belsize Park, London
Completed: 2011

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