Design studio Nic Howett Architect and his Secret Garden Flat win London’s Best New Home Improvement Project, decided by Dont Move Improve! 2023. The house is on the ground floor and shows the effort involved in working at a high level on a small budget. The designer lives in the house with his family and it is a converted home in Southwark with an emphasis on maximizing space.
Marie-Louise Schembri, Sustainability Director at Hilson Moran, Engineering Consultant and Judge, explains: “The Secret Garden is full of surprises. This beautiful home in a very busy and dense part of London feels like an oasis and has strengthened existing neighborhood and family communities.” The transformation process tells a story of vision, perseverance, collaboration and organic growth.”