This striking red-brick and zinc-clad home has been designed and built in the heart of St John’s Wood in London. The ultra-modern family 6-bed family home maximises the available space and replaces a dated property that had originally been built in the 1950s.
Location: St John’s Wood, London
Product/s: SUNFLEX UK SVG30 sliding doors and SUNFLEX UK SEF windows in RAL 7022 Umbra Grey matt finish
SUNFLEX UK Distributor: RED Glazing
Project Architect: Rodić Davidson Architects
Designed by Rodić Davidson Architects and built on a quiet road in a highly sought-after part of Central London, this modern home extends over 4 floors and features a sunken courtyard garden to the rear which has been excavated below ground level to create a rare private space in a the heart of the city, perfect for entertaining in summer.
The design saw the ground level carefully excavated to create a new basement level which enabled the new house to have more than double the floor-space of its predecessor. The basement works were a complex engineering project with the excavation works coming within 3 metres of London Underground’s Jubilee Line below.
Not only is the new house much larger on a very similar footprint, it has been created with significant open-plan spaces and large windows and sliding doors that fill the building full of light – maximising the useable space.
At basement level the main living spaces of the house are connected to the courtyard garden by two sets of SUNFLEX SVG30 sliding doors. The tracks of the doors are fully recessed into the floor to create a seamless transition between inside and out when open, yet when closed the slender 30mm frames of the doors helps to maximise the amount of glass and light that enters the stylish open-plan kitchen and living room.
On the ground floor a third set of SVG30 sliding doors open up to create a Juliet balcony that looks down into the courtyard garden, whilst a fourth set is designed as a sliding window and partially hidden between the red-brick facade – a clever design feature and necessity to meet planning requirements so the neighbouring property is not overlooked. On the upper floors large fixed frame SEF aluminium picture windows and tilt and turn opening windows help to draw light into the bedrooms.
The windows and doors are finished in RAL 7022 Umbra Grey to match the Pigmento Grey zinc cladding, contrasting with the striking red brick to create an ultra-contemporary home that stands adds a touch of elegance to a more traditional part of London.
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