Grove Park, London

The transformation of a decaying and derelict historic house in Grove Park to create and build two breath-taking new eco homes in its vast garden by a family of architects spanning three generations.

The result is a fabulous 6-bedroom Victorian family house and a pair of 5-bedroom, semi-detached eco-homes, called Springbank and Paddock House. Springbank was designed to become the family’s dream home, which they will soon move in to. Its almost identical twin, Paddock House, is now finished and has been released for sale.

Paddock House is an extremely well lit and spacious 307 m² (3305 ft2) home, with five bedrooms, three reception rooms, and four bathrooms. The main features of the home are its striking combination of handmade brick and off-white render, and huge Iroko framed windows. The house is adorned by fabulous, show-stopping landscaped gardens on three sides, giving each downstairs room its own outdoor living space. Inside the house, the extremely high specification is immediately apparent, with the strong oak, stainless steel, limestone, porcelain and glass features. Built around a top-lit atrium, the interior feels light, spacious and luxurious. Special eco features include rainwater recycling systems, Lightfalls, a sunpipe, a sedum roof, bat boxes, bee hotels, solar thermal panels, solar photovoltaic panels, mechanical ventilation with a heat recovery system, a carbon-negative timber panel superstructure, low energy light fittings and underfloor heating.

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