Jez and Tonja Scott from Scott Architects completed this year the renovation of the lovely De Beauvoir Victorian house (in London), highlighting its quirky and curvaceous extension. Shortlisted for the The Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2013, the project won eventually the title “Best house” in “Small house” category. Designed with sustainability in mind, the house features a roof garden, low energy lighting, underfloor heating and many more. Exquisite Victorian details emphasise its precious traditional appearance while the new rear extension, integrating sculptural forms, adds a touch of modern. As you explore the residence from one end to the other, you observe the strong contrast between old and new, the striking juxtaposition of two contrasting directions. Back to the extension, its curved forms are clad in solid oak. “The sculptural form of the rear extension has resulted from specific responses to the site’s immediate surroundings, while preserving the character of the existing building. The extension is designed to be part of the garden landscaping rather than the main house and this is reflected in the choice of timber cladding and green roof system.” The uncluttered rooms, generously lit invite you to enjoy the benefits of a perfectly balanced life, in a joyful, warm and breezy living environment.