New house in Highgate, London

New house in Highgate, London

A new regency style house that replaces a modernist design originally constructed in the early 1950’s overlooking the fields of Kenwood in Fitzroy Park. Previous alterations had diluted and compromised the architectural integrity of the original house. The proposed new house preserves and enhances the character of the Camden Conservation Area as required by PPG15 and complements and is in sympathy with the nineteenth and early twentieth century character of this section of Fitzroy Park. The façades are predominantly render with a painted finish under shallow pitched slate roofs. The ground floor is rusticated and there are stone details including a balustrade to the garden terrace and window surrounds on the first floor and the central bay overlooking the garden has a copper roof. Viewed from the front it is a modest two storey house but the sloping site allows for a more imposing three storey garden façade. This house will be high quality, energy efficient, durable and require low levels of maintenance in compliance with Lifetime Homes’ standards. A ground source heat pump system will further increase the energy efficiency of the dwelling.

Designed by Nigel Anderson