The judges admired the crisp detailing and the contrast with the oversailing upper floor

45 Kingstown Street, London NW1

45 Kingstown Street, London NW1
45 Kingstown Street, London NW1

Architect Springett Mackay Architecture
Bricks Hanson Building Products
Brickwork contractor Harris Calnan Construction

Best single house category never fails to produce sleek modern architecture and this year was no exception. The winner – by a hair’s breadth – was 45 Kingstown Street, a confident expression of the modern house, albeit located in a sensitive conservation area in the heart of Camden, London.

A light, white-rendered upper floor “piano nobile” hovers dramatically over the more “rusticated” ground floor, which is nobly expressed by eye-catching stack-bonded brickwork. The judges admired the crisp detailing of the brickwork and glazing and the contrast made with the oversailing upper floor. The building constitutes a fine solution on a tricky site, made all the more impressive by the fact that this dwelling is believed to be the first detached house to be built in the area for at least 25 years.


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