private house, hampstead

Location: London
Client: Private
Status: Completed 2016

This is a detached new build home built on the site of a derelict residential garage in the conservation area of Hampstead, London. Built over 3 floors with basement and car lift, the house has been designed to the highest technical specifications.

The traditional fa├žade materials take their influence from neighbouring buildings in the conservation area and are applied to define the private and public spaces of the house. This is achieved with the careful positioning of solid and transparent materials. The design presents a more solid appearance to the road with panels of red brick and white render echoing the materials in the street, while the rear elevation allows for more light permeability with a larger proportion of glass which responds to its south westerly aspect and garden view.

The interior is conceived as a series of timber-lined elements that are served off a dramatic cantilevered stair within an exposed top-lit concrete volume in the heart of the plan.

Richard Chivers
2017 London LABC Building Excellence Awards - Highly Commended - Best Individual New Home
illustrative site plans
the single storey garage on the site prior to redevelopment
exquisite joinery complements the board-marked concrete stair volume
circulation & finishes flow seamlessly between living accommodation spaces
home opens up onto private garden through extensive opening
rear facade is essentially fully glazed, maximising connection with private garden
kitchen forms integral part of open-plan living space with view to front
dramatic concrete staircase volume in heart of home
full height exposed concrete stair walls, slipping past the separate landings
extensive glazing frames views towards the garden