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Architecture from Commission to Construction by Jennifer Hudson

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House at No. 85 Swain’s Lane

Eldridge Smerin

Location: London, UK

Principal use: Private residence

Client: Richard Elliott

Site area: 144 m2 (1,550 ft2)

Interior area: 414 m2 (4,456¼ ft2)

Total build area: 513 m2 (5,522 ft2)

Design period: March 2003 – October 2005

Construction period: November 2005 – January 2008

Budget: Undeclared

Despite a string of award-winning schemes, Eldridge Smerin is probably still best known for its first major commission, The Lawns (2000), a family home in London’s Highgate Conservation Area for John Sorrell (formerly chairman of the Design Council) and his wife, Frances. In many ways, this early project still encapsulates the practice’s attitude to architecture. The design conceals the core of an existing 1950s house ...

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