Orchard House London real estate, Contemporary home, southeast England property, Architecture photos

Orchard House in London

Updated 25 February 2024

Architect: Strom Architects

Location: London, southeast England, UK

Orchard House London southeast England

Photos by Richard Chivers

18 June 2023

Orchard House, England

Strom Architects’ clients required a contemporary house that would suit their very busy lives, while providing a great home for their family.

Orchard House London southeast England

Whilst the ground floor plan of Orchard House largely remained the same as the previous house on the site, the architectural language was simplified with a long rectangular first floor volume, spanning across the ground floor H-shaped plan. The central part of the “H” comprises a large double-height entrance, emphasised by a two-storey chimney, a sweeping helical staircase, and a living area commanding the central space of the house.

Orchard House London England

One of the legs of the “H” contains kitchen, dining and home office, while the other is service-orientated with garage, nanny’s room, plant, cinema and a spa area with pool, steam room and hot tub.

The first floor volume sits over the H-shape and contains four en-suite bedrooms to one side of the double height gallery. To the other side is a generous master bedroom with a spacious en-suite and dressing room. The bedroom enjoys a private balcony overlooking the garden.

Orchard House London England

The first floor volume is expressed as a lighter form utilising white render and contrasts with the solidity of the lower brick volume creating a clear architectural diagram. The “H” creates an entrance courtyard to the road, where openings and windows are carefully considered to provide privacy while creating a welcoming entrance. Full-height glazing surrounding the open plan kitchen, dining and living spaces opens up to a private courtyard and allows the house to feel transparent and connected with the landscaped garden.

Orchard House London England

Orchard House in London, southeast England – Property Information

Design: Strom Architects – https://www.stromarchitects.com/
Project size: 720 sqm
Completion date: 2021
Building levels: 2

Architects: Magnus Ström, Emma Ward Lambert and Hugh Richardson

Orchard House London southeast England

Photography: Richard Chivers – https://www.rchivers.co.uk/

Orchard House, London, southeast England images / information received 180623 from Strom Architects

Location: London, southeast England, United Kingdom

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