Open House Festival: 8th - 21st of September
The Open House Festival always comes around at just the right time.
The autumn chill is on the breeze, the sun is still shining and for those who have decided THIS is the year to renovate, it is time to get your ducks in a row.
So what could be better timed than to be able to go and see some projects up close and personal, and chat to the homeowners who have actually done what you’re planning to do, been through the process and lived to tell the tale!
There is a fine crop this year but these are our selected recommendations. Let us know how you get on!
1. Walter's Way by Walter Segal
Open House Info: A close of 13 self-built houses. Each is unique, built using method developed by Walter Segal, who led the project in the 1980s. Houses have been extended and renovated. Sustainable features including solar electric, water & space heating.
Address: WALTERS WAY, HONOR OAK PARK, LONDON, SE23 3LH
2. Curve Appeal by nimtim Architects
Open House Info: Reinvention of a 1920s semi-detached house through the addition of a single joinery element that brings functionality, warmth and tactility. The joinery showcases the clients’ collection of objects through fragments of arched alcoves.
Address: 4 SHELBURY ROAD, LONDON, SE22 0NL
Douglas Fir House By Christian Brailey
Open House Info: A low-energy, prefabricated Canadian Douglas fir rear extension to the garden flat of a converted Edwardian terraced house.
Address: 53 DUKES AVENUE, N10 2PY
Fog House by David Adjaye Architects
Open House Info: Formerly the artist studio of Marc Quinn. Fog house was designed by architect David Adjaye for Janet Street porter. This breathtaking house occupies one of Clerkenwell’s finest locations, quietly overlooking St James’s Church.
Address: 35 CLERKENWELL CLOSE, EC1R 0AU
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