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Squire and Partners has completed a development of three contemporary townhouses in Clapham, London SW4. The latest in a series of individual family homes by Squire and Partners – the last one being the award winning Mayfair House – this project is unusual as it is both designed and developed by the practice.
The three townhouses occupy an area characterised by richly detailed traditional Victorian villas. Squire and Partners’ design approach draws on elements of the historical local vernacular, expressed in a contemporary manner to create modern family homes which sit comfortably in their context.
Externally the houses are constructed from high quality natural materials, including handset brick and natural stone, and employ contemporary crafted ornamentation including bespoke patterned metalwork on the second floor balconies, carved timber joinery on entrance doors and openable window shutters.
Internally, houses provide six bedrooms and a variety of living spaces as well as generous landscaped gardens and outside terraces. The interiors, also designed by the practice, feature abstracted Victorian and contemporary references. Layouts employ the generous proportions and use of formal/informal spaces typical to Victorian architecture, and combine them with adaptable rooms suited to modern family life.