To describe Bedwardine Road house as a labour of love would be an understatement. It is more like an epic struggle against insurmountable odds. This is true for us and for the owners, whose unwavering determination drove this project through to such a beautiful conclusion.
Robert Rhodes Architecture + Interiors
Robert Rhodes is originally from northwestern Pennsylvania and went to architecture school in Ohio, New York City and Florence, Italy. He moved to London in 2003, working first in the urban design department of John Simpson & Partners, before quickly transitioning to conservation, civic buildings and high-end residential with Liam O'Connor Architects.
In early 2007 he qualified as an architect and moved to specialist super-high-end residential firm Lees Associates, where he had the pleasure of working on the restoration of a substantial house on London's The Regent's Park, among other projects. He left Lees Associates in late 2009 to start RRA+I.
Although trained in the Bauhaus tradition, Robert had a stint as a classicist which was mostly fueled by dissolution and his love of old buildings. He now puts that knowledge to good use, working primarily with Listed Buildings.
Robert Rhodes is a registered member of the American Institute of Architects and is licensed to practice architecture by the State of New York.
The Hugo Road house was extended once before in 2003 by the same clients, working that time with Studio Cullinan and Buck Architects Ltd. Part of our brief involved updating the RIBA award-winning work done by SCABAL – most importantly the all-glass kitchen extension with the pioneering green roof.
Set in the centre of Primrose Hill Village on a private street overlooking the park, this beautiful garden apartment was found completely unmodernised – having been in the same hands for over 50 years.
Lincoln Road House is our latest project in the “county roads” of East Finchley. Following a visit to our Durham Road project while it was under construction, the homeowners Ed and Elena signed us up to help renovate and extend what was perhaps the last unloved house in the neighbourhood.