Architect: Hawkins Brown
Dalston, London N16
This superior three-bedroom house with off-street parking was designed by Hawkins Brown in 2007, with a recent extension by Gresford Architects. It measures approximately 1,227 sq ft internally.
The ground floor contains a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms and a bathroom. On the first floor is a kitchen / breakfast room at the rear, and a reception room at the front giving on to a terrace. The second floor contains the new extension – which can be used as a second reception room, a study or a sleeping area – with access to another terrace. This room has a coffered ceiling and a fully glazed south elevation, increasing the sense of height and space.
Gillett Place is a private residential development of nine flats and four mews houses completed in 2007. It forms part of a wider masterplan of Gillett Square, which is one of the “100 Public Spaces” promoted by the Mayor of London’s Architecture and Urbanism Unit, headed by Richard Rogers and Ricky Burdett. The focal point of the square is the Dalston Culture House, also designed by Hawkins Brown, containing a jazz club, gallery, shop, café and artists’ studios.
The house is located within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and bars of Dalston, London Fields, Stoke Newington and Islington. The nearest train station is Dalston Kingsland. Dalston Junction station, which is part of the East London Line, is also a short walk away, and provides fast access to the City and the Underground network.
Formed in 1988 by Roger Hawkins and Russell Brown, Hawkins Brown has a reputation as one of the leading design-based architectural practices in the UK. It was named AJ100 Practice of the Year in 2011, and has won a number of RIBA awards.
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Hawkins Brown is a design-led, award-winning architectural practice formed in 1988 by Roger Hawkins and Russell Brown. It has developed a determinedly broad built experience of universities, schools, transport, offices, arts projects as well as high-end residential developments across the UK and increasingly across the world. The practice is renowned for the creative re-use of 20th century buildings, bringing under-used and unloved properties back to life. Hawkins Brown was a finalist in the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize for the first phase of the ongoing regeneration of Park Hill, the iconic Brutalist housing estate in Sheffield.