A modest addition to the south London suburb of Blackheath, Flint House is the latest residential project by Nick Willson Architects
A highly insulated, ultra sustainable house, it boasts an English oak timber frame as its core and thick walls and floors to keep heat in
From the outset, the clients were keen to avoid the creation of 'just another glass box,' yet despite the extensive use of vernacular cues, from the pitched roof to the traditional materials, the house still has a crisp contemporary feel
The t-shaped structure sits astride its double-width plot, a replacement for the 1950s cottage that once stood here
Unique touches, such as the doors, windows, kitchen joinery and dining room table, together with custom door-handles, run throughout Flint House
Described by architect Nick Willson as a 'completely bespoke home', it even has these integrated baby-gates...
... that swing open and fold flush with the balustrade of the tongue and groove on the stairwell
The joinery, lead cladding and flint wall all required specialist trades
The house's façade mixes timber cladding with a flint wall, hence the name, a pleasing combination of natural materials that has been enhanced by careful planning
The generous circulation space on the first floor landing doubles up as a library
A green sedum roof, natural ventilation and thermal solar panels boost the house's green credentials, while the extensive use of roof lights make the interior as bright as possible
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