Edsall Street's mature restraint is extraordinary and makes for a home that's calming and welcoming. It's an exquisitely resolved interior with a sense of simplicity and understated yet timeless material execution that highlights the space's beautiful lines and light. A project this restrained is always in danger of appearing to lack in some way, but Edsall Street's interior feels complete and has so much breathing space. The design proficiency is revealed increasingly with the more time you spend in the house. It is expressed in the way geometries line up horizontally and vertically, speaking to the architects' deft hand. The use of concrete blockwork for the walls makes for a powerful statement that's surprisingly soft and subtle once inside. The jury commends the proportions of the interior spaces - from ceiling heights to the width of each room, everything feels well considered, inviting and finely detailed. This degree of minimalism is difficult to achieve formally and to actually pull it off is not to be underestimated. For one jury member, this home is a dream house.
Edsall Street is a renovation to a semi-detached victorian era property in Malvern. Concrete block walls that form the architectural envelope return in to create a seamless laps between interior and exterior. Whilst The apertures between the walls create framed views outwards towards neighbouring trees and garden.