Originally built in 1893, Macdonald Wright Architects comprehensively remodelled 39 Parkholme Road to create a sensitively designed home for Wright’s young family. Key to the success of this build was preserving the building’s historic integrity while achieving high levels of energy reduction.
The building envelope was stripped then fully insulated. Solar water heating, a weather compensating boiler and grey water recycling have helped yield an Energy Performance Certificate rating equivalent to that of a new build.
All materials were sourced as locally as possible, with recycled copper cladding from Hackney Wick, coppiced chestnut fencing from Sussex and slate roof tiles from Wales.
The house has featured in several Architectural and Interior publications and participated in London Open House in 2010 and 2011.