Cintra Park, Crystal Palace, London

These three new houses on this steeply sloping site close to Crystal Palace in south London was completed in 2017 for developer QNewHomes. In order to accommodate two off site car parking spaces for each house, an integrated garage is incorporated within the lower ground floor with the primary living spaces located above including a direct connection to the raised gardens at the rear of each house.

The compact stair arrangement at the centre of the plan with rooms at each end maximises the living spaces while creating a central core containing bathrooms, kitchen and services. The masonry construction has been carefully proportioned to reflect its Victorian neighbours while being executed in a contemporary manner.