Highgate House is a new build 5+ bedroom property in a mature woodland garden to the rear of an existing Victorian villa.
This substantial home is designed to cut into the existing slope of the site and appear as a low lying, single storey element when viewed from the existing property. Working with the existing topography and natural slope of the site, the house emerges as a two storey facade facing the wooded glade.
Viewed from this secluded side, the house appears as a timber clad mass hanging above a lightweight glass base. The random cladding provides privacy and view in equal measure and is a reflection of its woodland setting. Within the house, bedrooms at the upper level surround a top lit circulation space with views across several double height spaces to the woodland beyond. The staircase descends to a large flexible open plan living space which makes up the majority of the ground floor. This opens out into the garden through a large expanse of south facing glazing at the lower level.