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South West London House

Location | Wimbledon, London
Type | New-build
Size | 27,200 sq ft
SHH Services | Planning, Architecture & Interior Design
Status | On site May 2012 for completion in 2014


SHH’s clients purchased a prime site in Wimbledon, which had existing planning permission to build three homes in its grounds. The new owners, however, had a different vision and commissioned SHH to create instead a single and spectacular dream family home on the site. The brief was for an eco-friendly and highly contemporary seven-bedroom house, which would make the most of lateral living, with both formal and family areas and a large underground gallery space, all wrapped around a central pool  - designed to be partly indoor and partly outdoor to make the best of all weathers. The scale of the property is huge, but discreetly proportioned and full of surprises, with separated zones leading off a central spine and fantastic terraces with views throughout over the pool and adjacent open lands.