Lipton Plant Architects were engaged by an existing client to rework their house situated on the private road of Fitzroy Park in Highgate.
The greatest asset of the property is the setting – surrounded by mature trees and rich planting. As you walk through the house and into the back garden, the pressures of the city dissipate and you begin your escapist journey.
The design developed a sequence of spaces that gives a sense of progression away from the ‘real world’ and towards a house that is both a home and a secret garden, a physical and emotional refuge, a modern urban oasis.
The concept seeks to connect the house to the garden and equally let the garden connect into the house – allowing it to grow from beneath up into and through the interiors, with tree branches spreading through the rooms, up the walls and across the ceilings. Providing screening, allowing light to penetrate through the branch canopies and giving areas of shade below.