Totteridge 3 is a 275m2 new build house located within a North London Conservation Area.
The south facing 3-acre site offers unparalleled meadow views towards central London. The majority of the site enjoys this vista, whilst part of the grounds has the feel of a wooded glade, offering variety and privacy.
The land was previously occupied by a dated 1960’s bungalow, partially overgrown by vegetation, this has been replaced by a striking contemporary home, with white brickwork to the front contrasted by dark vertical timber panelling and matt black render.
The client approached Gregory Phillips Architects to design a house that could offer an architecturally exemplary replacement to the previous bungalow.
The brief was for single storey living which would relate well with the various areas of the site, whilst enjoying far reaching views from the main living spaces.
A sense of arrival was essential, thus visitors are guided through the entry courtyard bordered by a mature Maple, encompassed but 3 sides of modern brick walling, before being led into the entrance hall, which then feels like an extension of this external space.
The brief called for occupant privacy whilst enjoying the natural sunlight from morning through to evening.
What we did
The finished house provides a series of well-proportioned contemporary spaces, each relating to a specific view or part of the grounds.
The interior flows well providing ease of occupation, along with an understated homely feel.
The house has been cleverly designed, whilst considerate of its Conservation Area location, the dark toned dwelling sits well within the intensely green natural landscape of its garden.
A striking contemporary new house that compliments its surroundings.