White Rabbit House
Andrew Meredith

White Rabbit House

Gundry & Ducker as Architects

The house is part of a terrace of 1970s neo-Georgian houses. Whilst the front facade of the house was designed in the Neo-Georgian style, the interior layout and design was generic 1970’s house builder.
The ambition was to turn a very ordinary 2.5 bedroom house into something special whilst accommodating 3 double bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms along with generous living space and plenty of storage.
Stripping out the entire interior back to just the external walls and the roof, we inserted a new interior as a modern interpretation of a Georgian house interior. The design is centered around a cantilevered pill shaped staircase that sits in a triple height space with the upper rooms accessed direct from the staircase. The hallway has a chequerboard floor in marble and terrazzo with the terrazzo continuing up the staircase. A rear extension provides a kitchen and dining space. A full width roof light illuminates the middle of the plan. Local planning restrictions inexplicably prevented dormer windows to the rear (or any form of roof extension), our solution was to move the floor levels around to achieve three stories, within the available space. The design was intended to provide a contrasting route through the house. The initial volume of the entrance hall is contrasted by the scale of the arched tunnel beyond. There is a visual link through the house from the front door through to the arched garden window and the space beyond. The rear facade is composed of white brick and terrazzo and alludes to Georgian marble fireplace surrounds.

 

Materials used:

Terrazzo, Cherry timber, White Bricks, pink polished plaster

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