Arts & Crafts house, Putney
This design is for a substantial new house in southwest London. The area was originally developed in the late-nineteenth century, largely in the popular Queen Anne revival style, before continuing in a freer Arts and Crafts style in the early-twentieth century. The loss of the original house through World War II bomb damage and the demolition of a replacement 1950s bungalow, gave the opportunity to create a new building that could reinstate the original architectural quality of the street. The new house is a literate development of the Arts and Crafts tradition. The entrance portico and tower bays give the building a sense of individuality within the wider streetscape whilst continuing the stylistic language of the surrounding houses. Internally, a series of principal reception rooms wrap around a dramatic reception hall. Double flight flying staircases link to a series of galleried landings above, surmounted by a vaulted ceiling and top lit by a central roof lantern.
Designed by Nigel Anderson