Friday 20th May marked the much anticipated 25th London Evening Standard New Homes Awards. Championing excellence within housing, comedian Jack Whitehall was in charge of awarding 43 prizes across 13 categories. The day was a huge success for Faust with wins for clients Richstone Properties, Octagon Developments and Origin Housing.
A panel of industry experts and Evening Standard readers chose the winners from a shortlist of a record 178 entries. With the judges commenting this year’s winners have everything buyers want, incorporating thoughtful design for challenging city living, planned space and flexible designer interiors.
Richstone Properties won Best Family Home for Walpole House. Their Arts and Crafts-inspired residence across the road from Kew’s Royal Botanic Garden has beautiful bespoke finishes including a superb elliptical oak staircase. The stand-out feature is a 1,000sq ft open-plan super-room combining kitchen, dining and living spaces, with a wall of glass “bringing in” the garden.
With 21,630sq ft of internal space and three acres of gardens, Octagon’s Cavendish House won Best Luxury Home. This huge modern mansion packs a lot in: a security lodge, swimming pool and spa, cinema, wine cellar, library, music room, snooker room, additional catering kitchen, passenger lift, staff apartment, six-car garage plus luxury bedroom suites and sumptuous living areas.
Last but not least, Origin Housing were awarded Highly Commended in Best Development in the Affordable Homes Sector for Suffolk House in Fitzrovia. An excellent conversion of a Georgian block into apartments for shared-ownership and affordable rent.