Client: Luke Tozer
Contract value: £500,000
Structural Engineer: Richard Tant
Services Engineer: Richard Pearce
Date of completion: August 2007
Gross internal area: 185 m²
Judges’ comments: Just 2.5m wide at the front, Gap House sits between two listed buildings and opens up to a large L-shaped living area at the rear. The jury praised this open-plan space as a ‘delightful surprise after the narrow route from the entrance’. They added: ‘The house is a fine example of design in a tight urban site – previously back gardens.’ Heating is supplied by a ground-source heat pump.
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