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House-within-a-House, Brockley

A contemporary addition sympathetic to its historic setting

House within a House.
House within a House. Credit: Jack Hobhouse

alma-nac for private client
Contract value: undisclosed 
GIA: 233m2

The contemporary six-bedroom family home redevelops an existing, incongruous post-war property on a Victorian crescent. The existing ground and first floor structure were retained, and foundations required no underpinning or adapting of footings. Consequently 12,670 bricks were reused as well as approximately 12.85m3 of concrete. A highly insulated and airtight external envelope with composite double-glazed windows and an efficient heating system was introduced. The asymmetrical form of the new house draws references from the original terrace, offering a contemporary addition that is sympathetic to its historic setting.

  • House within a House.
    House within a House. Credit: Jack Hobhouse
  • House within a House.
    House within a House. Credit: Jack Hobhouse
  • House within a House.
    House within a House. Credit: Jack Hobhouse
  • House within a House.
    House within a House. Credit: Jack Hobhouse
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