Three bespoke houses, each with a studio and courtyard, set around a communal courtyard. Inspired by views of ivy growing over trees in wintertime - all three houses are clad with striking green walls, trained to a geometric pattern.
(max visitors 25)
Robert and Jessica Barker, Stolon Studio,
Housing, Architectural practice
The east house backs on to the yards of the commercial properties on the main street. It is the largest and most unusually shaped. It also has the most architectural features, such as a 6m sliding folding door that opens the entire living room onto the courtyard. It also has a hi-macs red bath, a glass floor and feature sliding doors.
The north house faces south on to the main mews. The smallest of the three houses it is modest yet beautifully proportioned. This house benefits from the sunlight the whole day. The house is unusual in that it has a chamfered roof to the north face. This was created to allow sunlight into the neighbours' garden.
The west house is the first house on the approach into the mews. The house is the only one in which the private courtyard does not open out onto the main mews. This gives it a unique character with a more private internalised courtyard and an elegant gallery landing along the first floor.