Park Avenue

A trio of Grade II listed modernist houses in Ruislip provide a unique capsule of an originally intended estate designed by Connell, Ward & Lucas in 1935.  The balance of the estate was developed after the War with conventional suburban stock houses with a sole outlier on an oversized plot at one end of their more notable neighbours.  The task presented was to gain approval for a pair of new dwellings. Planners insisted these should sympathise with but not mimic their modernist aesthetic, and a previously refused scheme established that a pair of semi's was considered out of character in the context.  The successful design solution provided an asymmetrical pair with updated material palette, banded windows and corner glazing to establish a contemporary interpretation of the original designs.