Wandsworth House

Wandsworth House, Ebner Street, Wandsworth, London

This tight site for this new Wandsworth house is fairly typical of the challenging back land sites London architects deal with. Will Caradoc-Hodgkins, architect and interior designer liked the site so much he also built his own home on it! Having originally designed and built the main house for previous clients on the site that is bound on three sides by a school and existing houses, our residential architects and interior designers were asked to radically alter the interior to suit the differing needs of the new owners, an artist and an antiques dealer. They had specific requirements to display their collection of 20th century furniture and an important art collection.

The answer to the restrictions posed by the site have led Will to develop a design with large areas of roof glazing to compensate for the lack of available light from two sides.

The central area of the house is overlooked by a dramatic balcony which leads to a large study. The ground floor is lit to great effect from above by a vast sloping glazed roof. Roof glazing was also used to great effect over the bathrooms. On the ground floor the original polished concrete flooring was covered by a matt poured resin surface with under floor heating to get greater light reflection for the art and furniture