Cedar House
London

The play of light and shade on natural materials is the driving idea behind Cedar House. The new house is the transformation of a rather nondescript single storey 1960’s bungalow into a stunning contemporary house.

Located in the heart of the conservation area in Balham, the house is a new landmark on the street corner.

The cedar slatted cladding is coated in a treatment to allow the slats to weather evenly to a natural silver grey finish. Orientated horizontally and with a 10mm shadow, the cedar slats are detailed as solid timber stripes. The glazed lantern above the stair is high enough for privacy from passers by and floods the ground floor with light.