Full House Refurbishment of the original Ted Christmas House
An architectural firm approached us to work together on the refurbishment of the turn of the century Arts and Crafts house built by Ted Christmas.
This Edwardian villa is part of the wider Christmas Estate, which is the largest and most coherent group of buildings in the borough built by Ted Christmas and is recognised as an Area of Special Local Character.
Ted Christmas was a joiner by training and his houses stand out as exquisite examples of their time within the south of the borough for their distinctive and high quality joinery and detailing, many of which have been locally listed in recent years.
PROJECT LOCATION: LEWISHAM, LONDON
DURATION: 5 MONTHS
ARCHITECT: FRAHER & FINDLAY
Those buildings included personal trademark elements of Ted Christmas and have significant local distinctiveness, hence the refurbishment and the conversion of the existing 2 flats into 3 had to be carefully thought out in order to retain the main features, detailing, and the open corner of the house.
The building fabric was upgraded throughout, with each of the apartments designed to marry the remaining period features of the properties with the urban city living.
The new colour scheme, reinstated throughout the house and to the facade, drew an influence from the earthy tones and the traditional green coloured frames from surrounding buildings of the period.