Designed by Robert Hirschfield Architects
From the architects:
Robert Hirschfield Architects has designed an elegant new-build family home in Mill Hill, North London, offering a dynamic and contemporary take on the classic Arts & Crafts style.
The architectural language and spatial configuration of the home takes inspiration from the local surroundings, where a complex topography provided a strong position from which to start designing.
The intricate detailing and geometry of the exterior take inspiration from several Arts and Crafts houses which surround the site, translating this classic style in contemporary fashion through the use of vertical hanging tiles, roofs with low eaves, dormer windows, gable roofs and part-rendered elevations.
Detailing is purposefully minimal and clinical, using a handmade linear brick at the base of the building to not only provide a more contemporary interpretation of brickwork, but to also bring a higher element of craft and quality to the project.
A central gable provides a clear way-finding to the front door and, at either side, the building line is then set back, responding to the existing footprint and neighbouring buildings.
“One of the biggest challenges of the project was rationalising the significant change in level from the street to the rear garden,” says practice director Robert Hirschfield.