Private House, Gerrards Cross

Private House, Gerrards Cross

Scheme name: Private House
Practice: Corrigan + Soundy + Kilaiditi Architects
Client: Private
Photographer: James Wilson

This art deco house, originally commissioned by the Chairman of Cunard, was haphazardly extended and modified internally in the 1950s with no regard for the spirit of the original. It was also in a very bad condition. The challenge was to reorganise and restore the original and significantly extend the house to create open plan and useable spaces, and to allow light to infiltrate all the rooms. This has been achieved by carefully considering every aspect of the design: from the geometrical form of the rear extension, down to the bespoke Deco detailing of the door handles.