Architect: Prewett Bizley
This wonderfully engaging detached contemporary house is arranged over four storeys, with a double-height living space, four double bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The house occupies a wedge-shaped site that previously contained a small workshop, and has been partly sunk into the ground in order to maximise the size. It is entered on the half level, with a hallway containing built-in cupboards and storage beneath the floor, and a guest cloakroom. Steps lead down to a magnificent double-volume reception room, which has exposed beams, blockwork walls and a wood-burning stove. This leads in turn to a dining area and an open kitchen, arranged around an attractive courtyard garden. There is parquet wood flooring with under-floor heating, and exposed timber joists.
The first floor contains a spare bedroom at the front. The raised area above the entrance hall is used as a sleeping platform, and a mezzanine study overlooks the reception room below. The second floor has two double bedrooms and a family bathroom, and the top floor is dedicated to a fantastic master suite, with an en-suite shower room, a dressing room, and access to a sun terrace.
The house is constructed from Spanish white brick, with bronze anodised aluminium composite windows and a zinc-clad top floor. The project first gained planning permission for a design by the noted architects Prewett Bizley. The current owners then engaged Archea, working in conjunction with Timothy Smith & Jonathan Taylor, to adapt the scheme to suit their needs, with the project being completed in 2013.
Kyverdale Road is a quiet residential street located within easy reach of the bars, restaurants and cafes on Stoke Newington Church Street, and the green spaces of Stoke Newington Common and Clissold Park. Stoke Newington Overground station provides quick access to Liverpool Street, and there are local bus routes into the West End and the City.
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Prewett Bizley Architects is an award winning practice producing well crafted, exceptional architecture with a very low energy use. We make engaging, atmospheric spaces that are responsive to the needs of their users and that bring lasting improvements to the quality of people’s lives. We are committed to achieving best value for our clients and give practical, useful advice that enables our clients to understand the design process and make informed decisions. Having pioneered some of the lowest energy retrofit projects to date in the UK we are passionate about the need to reduce the impact of buildings on the environment. We offer Passivhaus design and expert advice on low-carbon retrofit and new-build projects from our offices in London and Somerset.