Tin House is hidden from view just off a busy street in Shepherd’s Bush. Built on industrial land, the home makes the use of an unusual plot in this crowded city. The pavilion structures flank the perimeter of the site, creating a peaceful and private courtyard in the middle.
The site was bought at auction by architect Henning Stummel and his wife, Alice. The soil was contaminated and the plot had an irregular footprint. It was overlooked on all sides and had associated Party Wall issues and Right to Light demands. With planning permission for a bungalow, the couple have created a striking home that brings in plenty of light, without also bringing in the stares of neighbours.
- Owners: Alice Dawson, Henning Stummel and Ayesha Dawson
- Type: Contemporary self build
- Location: West London
- Size: 216m²
- Build time: May 2013 – Dec 2015
- Plot cost: £500,000
- Build cost: £750,000
- Current value: unknown
- Architect: Henning Stummel Architects
The building sits on a 250mm concrete raft and the metal cladding covers laminated timber beams and highly insulated stud work.