Full refurbishment of a semi-detached 1920 house, arts and crafts style with rear and side extension at ground and first floor level.
Ground floor only (max visitors 25)
A House in Belsize Park
The project is based on the idea of stretching the spaces to their limits, highlighting the full dimensions in all directions generating long perspective and controlled focal points.
From the entrance lobby it is possible to see throughout the whole house without any visual interference up to the rear boundary of the garden, generating a dramatic perspective which emphasizes the depth of the space.
The garden landscape becomes part of the living and dining area and the slope of the lawn reminds the occupant of nearby Hampstead Heath and Primrose Hill.
The garden's hard landscape is left to a minimum, celebrating its natural beauty.
The design of the new additions to the rear and the side is the result of a meticulous process of deduction of recognisable architectural elements like roof, columns, floor and walls, generating an extremely minimalist envelope that clearly identifies itself against the original building.