st mary’s road, surbiton

this new build house doubles the footprint of the pre-existing building, stretching from one boundary line to the other and well set back from the main road. two solid timber-clad, rendered structures surround a two storey full glass atrium at the centre of the structure, with a single stairway leading up to a 360˚gallery and glass ceiling.

the ground floor provides open plan kitchen, dining and living areas with an enclosed guest toilet, cloak and utility tucked into the side. dark wood flooring throughout conceals under floor heating which is partly fed by solar panels built into the roof of the house.

the side elevations are fully glazed, with fixed glass panels and openable windows and doors running alongside each of the upstairs rooms. the main family bathroom features a striking all-glass ceiling which floods the room with light. there are also two large loft rooms which provide extra space for guests, children’s play areas and storage, while still enjoying views towards the central glass atrium below.

the front and back elevations feature full height sliding doors at ground floor level and are clad in sustainably sourced panelling on the upper levels. rainwater is recycled in a harvesting system to supply the lawn and plants in the large garden. a modern flat roofed garage building completes the ensemble to the front with a large driveway leading to the house dotted by lollipop birch trees as well as a central water feature which will be rendered to match the main building.

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