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  • Giles Quarme Architects

    “The Peter Pan House, an early 19th Century suburban villa and Grade II* listed former home of JM Barrie has been beautifully restored to its former glory by Giles Quarme Architects. Following its completion, the project has been shortlisted for RIBA Awards.

    GQA were hired to undertake a comprehensive repair and restoration of the entire house, which had remained untouched for over 60 years. They have enhanced and preserved its historic character and features whilst sensitively introducing new services.

    The house has a rich history, reflected in the significant architectural additions. Barrie and his wife were responsible for the Edwardian extension, with the first ever solid glass floor. The 2nd Lord Kennet commissioned Alison and Peter Smithson to build a new wing to the rear, producing a very fine example of Brutalist architecture.

    The completed restoration has used traditional and sustainable materials to allow the historic character of the building to speak for itself without imposing a modern interpretation of its history. It has been seamlessly restored to reveal its architectural evolution over 200 years. It is clear that the project has succeeded in integrating a sustainable design that complements and does not harm the historic fabric of this exceptionally important house.”

    Our contact details are:


    7 Bishops Terrace  London SE11 4UE

    Tel: 020 7582 0748

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