Even by the rarefied standards of the US Ivy league’s Harvard University, Richard Rogers’ gifted Grade II*-listed 1969 Wimbledon home for his parents is now a frat house with knobs on for students of its Graduate School of Design. 22 Parkside used a yellow-painted industrial portal frame and state of the art glazing technologies to produce a domestic home that helped define the gestating high tech style. Gumuchdjian Architects’ sensitive restoration of the iconic home to make it perform for the 21st century involved the refurb of its two wetrooms, fully clad in ­HI-MACS surfaces, proving that cleanliness can be next to godliness.

 

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