Sutton House, Hackney
Sutton House is remarkable for its multi-layered history, from a Tudor mansion in the village of Clapton to inner-city squat. The house was restored by Richard Griffiths Architects from a derelict condition, revealing the Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian layers of alteration and adding a contemporary new layer to suit the innovative community and arts use of the house by the National Trust. All panelling had been removed and was carefully pieced together from a heap of fragments; wall paintings (including graffiti of the 1970’s) were carefully conserved; and everywhere hinged panels were installed revealing earlier layers of the construction.
Client:  National Trust
Contract Value: £1.3m
Awards:  Civic Trust Award 1996
Europe Nostra Award 1995
Interpret Britain Award 1995