Harvey Road

 

Private house
Crouch End, London

 

Best Use of Materials Award
DMI 2017 New London Architecture

 

 

Situated on a quiet residential street in Crouch End, the house is the home of a family with two children. The former ground floor layout was biased towards the front of the house, resulting in undefined open spaces, mainly oriented towards the street and a neighbouring infill extension. The re-structured and enlarged floor plan inverts this situation by refocusing the attention towards the garden. The deep plan was maximised by creating two complimentary living spaces - an active rear ‘garden room’ and a calm, enclosed drawing room - whilst providing ancillary functions in the darker central area of the plan.

 

The new ‘garden room’ houses the kitchen, dining and play area, with a deep upholstered bench along a folding oak framed window. The space is tectonically defined by the new oak-clad structural elements which bear the load of the floor above. These structural elements blend with the built-in oak furniture to define a simple and ordered space.

 

 

Photography: Ståle Eriksen

 

 

Harvey Road

 

Private house
Crouch End, London

 

Best Use of Materials Award
DMI 2017 New London Architecture

 

 

Situated on a quiet residential street in Crouch End, the house is the home of a family with two children. The former ground floor layout was biased towards the front of the house, resulting in undefined open spaces, mainly oriented towards the street and a neighbouring infill extension. The re-structured and enlarged floor plan inverts this situation by refocusing the attention towards the garden. The deep plan was maximised by creating two complimentary living spaces - an active rear ‘garden room’ and a calm, enclosed drawing room - whilst providing ancillary functions in the darker central area of the plan.

 

The new ‘garden room’ houses the kitchen, dining and play area, with a deep upholstered bench along a folding oak framed window. The space is tectonically defined by the new oak-clad structural elements which bear the load of the floor above. These structural elements blend with the built-in oak furniture to define a simple and ordered space.

 

 

Photography: Ståle Eriksen

 

 

Rear facade

 
 

Rear facade

 
 

View towards garden

 
 

View towards garden

 
 

View towards garden

 
 

View towards garden

 
 

Dining area

 
 

Dining area

 
 

Kitchen

 
 

Kitchen

 
 

Bespoke white oiled joinery
Bespoke white oiled joinery

 
 

Site photograph

 
 

Kitchen joinery detail

 
 

Site photograph

 
 

Street facing living room

 
 

Bespoke white oiled joinery

 
 

Bespoke white oiled joinery

 
 

Bespoke white oiled joinery

 
 

Bespoke white oiled joinery