Revealed: 2014's London Evening Standard new homes award winners

A development of Scandinavian-style eco houses in East Sheen has scooped top prize in this year's Evening Standard New Homes Awards.
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Clean lines, green credentials and a crisp design made sure this Scandinavian-style eco houses in East Sheen scooped the top prize in this year’s Evening Standard New Homes Awards.

Called Pembroke, the four houses and two apartments are sensitively designed to fit  into a previous large garden plot in one of London’s safe and leafy postcodes, SW14.

This scheme, set in newly-landscaped gated grounds, displays fresh and light architectural touch with brick, render and timber, while thoughtfully-planned interiors are super-insulated with  high ceilings, pocket doors that slide back into the wall, allowing spaces to be opened up, and light-filled basements with underfloor heating powered by solar energy.

The homes also promote ecology through the use of sedum roofs with plants that help retain rainwater and attract insects and birds.

Award winners were announced this afternoon at a glittering ceremony at London’s Dorchester hotel, hosted by comedian Dara O'Briain. Judged by Evening Standard readers as well as industry experts, the awards cover 13 categories and recognise excellence across the housing spectrum - from first-time buyer flats to ultra-luxurious homes for the super-rich.

Best apartment award went to Trafalgar One, a conversion of the former Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s 19th-century British headquarters on Trafalgar Square offering buyers with deep pockets fabulous views across London.

Other winners include Parkgate House, a charming redevelopment of a Victorian bakery in Battersea into large lateral apartments, and 48 Totteridge Common, a brand new trophy mansion in the prosperous north London suburb.

See next Wednesday’s Homes & Property for the complete list of winners.

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