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Warren Cottage Renovation Offers Victorian Revival

This restoration by McGarry-Moon Architects revives a century and a half old Victorian home into an inspiring contemporary residence. The renovation of this hung tiles cottage included an extension, transforming the gatehouse into new living quarters.

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Located in Kingston, on the Thames in the UK, this Victorian home is designated as a building of Townscape merit in the Coombe Wood conservation area. Keeping the integrity of the original home, while repairing the decaying gatehouse, was essential. The finished product is a two story addition with a separate garden outbuilding, made accessible by a louvred walkway.

The original tiled facade is striking in its detail. The addition complements this with glass exteriors and subtle detail, allowing the original historic facade to take precedent.

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There were environmental considerations; the concrete walls and floors provided more energy efficiency than alternate materials, while a green roof filter pollutants out of water run-off, ensuring it isn’t distributed into the surrounding area. The mature trees surrounding the reflecting pool were preserved during construction.

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