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The house is spacious and the interior was designed in a manner, which kept this aspect highlighted: the entrance corridor leads to the large open area, uniting the kitchen, the living room and the dining room
Secret House is located behind a row of terraced houses and accessed via a narrow alleyway. One of the many former urban workshops nestled behind London’s terraced streets, the site is entirely surrounded with no road access meaning all materials had to be carried to the site through a doorway to the entrance alley.
This project has seen a derelict grade-II listed cottage, saved from ruin by clients whose family’s historic and deep-rooted connection to the house, wider site, and community has driven an investment in the building which goes beyond the typical — a passion which, coupled with the complex nature of historic building work, has demanded the very best in design and delivery from it’s architects. A 17th century building brought into the 21st century, with:
- 100% potable water produced on site;
- 100% heating energy requirements met by a GSHP on site;