In today's blog, we're down in Poole, specifically Hamworthy, a little place just outside Poole, at the Houseboat. You may have seen this in magazines, it's been captured by the press. It's an amazing house, was built by my father Roger Zogolovitch and designed by Mole Architects and Rebecca Granger.
I'm getting my dad Roger to walk us around, so hopefully that will give you kind of an interesting idea.
If you are an architect or someone who is interested in becoming a property developer, it's difficult to know where to start and who to talk to.
There are plenty of opportunities out there - as Colm Lacey, of Brick by Brick, the Croydon private developer said, "architects are pretty much the only people who can develop these sites. Berkeley Homes aren't going to do it. Barratt's aren't going to do it, so don't stop and don't be afraid of going at it. There will be challenges along the way but it's not necessarily a challenge you won't be able to solve."Read More
Today we're touring a beautiful new house in Streatham. You can see Streatham Common stretching for a number of acres, next to the park on a very interesting road, full of late 19th century early 20th century housing up and down.
The story of this site is that originally it was some garages. It was pretty traditional for these big houses at the front to have garages, which eventually fell into disrepair and disuse.