SCOPE OF SERVICES: PLANNING TENDER, CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
CONSTRUCTION WORKS: FULL REBUILD, REAR EXTENSION, FULL BASEMENT AND GARDEN WORKS
LOCATION: FULHAM, LONDON
TYPE: PRIVATE HOME
DURATION: 14 MONTHS
STATUS: COMPLETED 2017
Jo Cowen Architects were appointed to renovate this large Georgian property with multiple extensions.
The renovation of the five storey property involved a radical series of side, rear and roof level extensions and a full subterranean excavation. Completed in 2017, the practice relished the challenges of such an extent of rebuild, much of which was below the water table. Moore Park House, set on an ‘L’ shaped plot with dual street entrances, now encompasses 5,000 square feet of living space.
Bespoke design elements include the beautifully detailed staircase, made with fabricated steelwork and hand painted to a black matt finish. The treads and risers were clad in luxurious Dinesen hardwood timber. The large format sliding doors to the rear and side extension create a large opening to the garden which adds to the impressive and contemporary feel of the house.
The interior is finished with a light, minimal and fresh palette to compliment the architecture. Wide set hardwood planks add an element of refined luxury. Dark metal finishes add an industrial element which is contrasted with the expansive openings. The entire feel for the house is light and bright.
From the concrete soffits of the gym, sauna and media rooms at basement level to the wall to wall glass of the fifth floor living room (with views reaching the London Eye), this house is truly unique.