Highly Commended: Monkey Roost, Stapleford

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Monkey Roost, Stapleford

Best Building: Conservation, alteration, or extension (Projects under £2m construction cost)

In this category there is one winner and two commendations.

Private client

Contractor – Adams and Newman 

Architect – Owers Warwick Architects 

Quantity Surveyor – Sheriff Tiplady

Structural Engineer – Gawn Associates

Photo © Matthew Smith 

Judges’ Comments

“Monkey Roost is an architect-designed 1970s house, with a bold but entirely appropriate extension creating a family home with real character and integrity.  The original house has been retained and its features celebrated in a sensitive re-ordering of spaces.

New elements comprise a generous kitchen-living space below, and a Douglas Fir–beamed sitting room with framed views to the countryside beyond. The floor area has been doubled, but a sense of intimacy and charm has been successfully retained. We were delighted by what can be achieved with vision and empathy on a reasonably modest budget.”