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Cozens Place – New Build Houses

key description: 3 new build houses,
Development of backland garage site
year: completed 2015
sqm: 252
borough: Haringey Council, London
client: Reve Developments
architecture: Unit 1 Architects
interior design: Unit 1 Architects & Mimi Dietrich (Design Director, Reve Developments)

Unit1 Architects has worked with Reve Developments for over 5 years and we continue to share from a mutually beneficial relationship.

Unit1 is a key partner for Reve Developments as they enable Reve to invest in speculative development projects, often purchasing at auction in very short timescales, with a degree of confidence in best, worst and most likely case planning scenarios. Developing is a risk which is much better managed with our partnership with Unit1.

From a design perspective, Unit1 deliver a great balance between sufficient specification to achieve highest resale prices in the geographic area, whilst controlling costs to ensure a decent level of profitability.

Ben Kennedy, Reve Developments

In early 2013, our development clients purchased a disused, commercial site on the Harringay Ladder. The unoccupied site was a concrete, back-land plot that sits behind terraced Victorian houses. This originally residential land was hit by a V1 bomb strike in the Second World War and so subsequently has been garages and a scrap yard for over 40 years.

Unit One Architects achieved planning permission to transform this derelict site into a high quality residential mews that delivers three 2-bedroom houses for private sale. The new properties provide off street parking, landscaped private front & rear gardens and generous split level open plan living.   Luxury interiors with high end detailing, finishes and fittings were designed in collaboration with Mimi Dietrich (Design Director, Reve Developments).

The properties are highly insulated and have solar panels, sustainable semi-permeable drainage solutions, rain water butts and many other energy saving features, to achieve a Code for Sustainable Homes Level of 4.

Photos © Charlie Birchmore