Situated on the edge of Fulham Cemetery, Fulham Lodge is a stunning Neo-Gothic cottage purchased in 2016 by Scottish aristocrat Justin Maxwell Stuart. The following year, Goddard Consulting were appointed by Simon Gill Architects for the extensive refurbishment and extension of the property.
The demolition of the cemetery welfare facilities made way for the new extension, which houses a kitchen, dining, living room, and a basement containing a swimming pool, media room, guest bedrooms, wine store and ancillary spaces. In keeping with the lodge’s aesthetic, the extension is built of Bath stone with zinc and sedum roofs.
A key feature of the project was the creation of an impressive “moat” which extends along one side of the cottage. A new garden wall has also been installed to provide privacy from the cemetery.
Fulham Lodge took centre stage on this week’s Grand Designs and has been hailed as the “greatest Grand Designs revamp of all time”. The project, which completed in January 2021, has also been featured in the Architects’ Journal, Tatler Magazine, and various tabloid newspapers.