The first private house to have ever made the Stirling Prize shortlist is on the market for the first time with a hefty price tag of £8 million
Designed by young British practice Eldridge Smerin in 2000, the six-bedroom, four-storey home at The Lawns, South Grove won a RIBA award in 2001 and made the cut for architecture’s most prestigious shortlist the same year.
RIBA described the design, which saw an existing 1950s property by Leonard Manasseh encased in contemporary glass extensions, as ‘exemplar of how the 21st-century house can be incorporated into historic conservation areas’.
The 570m² property incorporates a mix of materials including oak and York stone and cost just £1.1 million to build.
Proof that recognition reaps rewards?
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Source: The Modern House
Excerpt from AJ 13.09.2001
THE LAWNS,16 South Grove, London N6: Eldridge Smerin A £1.1 million reworking of a 1950s Leonard Manasseh house for identity consultants Frances Newell and John Sorrell. The judges felt that it is a domestic project which may prove inspirational to clients to confront the challenges of the UK planning process. ‘Immaculately detailed’, with a discreet use of high quality materials - but a rank outsider.
Bookies’ odds 8/1