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House in Highgate Cemetery, North London, by Eldridge Smerin


This stunning house by Eldridge Smerin has been shortlisted for this year’s (2009) Manser Medal, sponsored by The Rooflight Company

Client: Private
Contract value: Under £1 million
Structural Engineer: Elliott Wood Partnership LLP
Services Engineer: Mendick Waring
Quantity Surveyor: AB Associates
Contractor: Harris Calnan Construction
Date of completion: July 2008
Gross internal area: 400 sq m

Judges’ comments: This ‘completely uncompromising and single-minded’ glass, painted steel and granite house replaced a 1970 home by John Winter. The jury was wowed by the 4,000m2 house’s ‘knock-out moment’ – a rooflight slides away in the third-floor kitchen, turning the room into an external courtyard.

To see all the schemes shortlisted for the Manser Medal click here

Eldridge Smerin's House at Highgate Cemetery


  • House in Highgate Cemetery, North London, by Eldridge Smerin


Readers' comments (2)

  • Nottingham Students and others who went to the Architecture Society (Tongue and Groove) Lectures in 08/09 were lucky enough to get an hour long presentation by Nick Eldridge on this beautiful project.

    Hopefully T&G will invite him back, a great choice and extremely nice to see carefully considered work being talked about by those involved first hand. (rather than some of the previous years being more focused on big company names some hich turned out rather dull lectures).

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  • We were part of the design team. We were the structural engineers, please feel free to contact us if you would like further information on this!

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