Architect Simon Astridge is best known for is his Plywood House, a South London row house that he resuscitated by weaving three additions into the existing framework (see Raw Materials in a Cost-Conscious Victorian Remodel). Right across the street, he and his team have left their mark on another abode. This one, a humble, single-story yellow brick house, circa 1900, required a total reinvention for a young family wanting space and light. Astridge’s solution? A trio of extensions clad in matte black zinc give the pitched-roof structure a bold new look—and a sun-drenched interior that the firm unified in a palette of navy, white, and brick. Here’s a look at the highlights.
Astridge worked with his clients as they were house hunting, and the purchase was made with the new guise in mind.
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It has his-and-hers Vola Shower Heads and for privacy is entirely lit by a frameless central roof light that opens electronically for ventilation.
“All sanitary ware specified was white and blue, even down to the towel pegs,” says Astridge. Both are by Vola; the Wall-Mounted Mixer Faucet comes in 18 colors and finishes.
Here are three more Simon Astridge Architecture Workshop designs: