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Fitzroy Farm

Location | Hampstead, London
Type | New-build
Size | 13,000 sq ft
SHH Services | Planning & Architecture
Status | On site for completion in 2012

 

A stunning new-build house, answering a brief to create ‘a spacious, contemporary family home of an exceptional architectural design quality, which will provide privacy, be in harmony with its surroundings and enhance the character of the Highgate Conservation Area.’ The scheme is designed to stand over 2.5 floors, with a mix of large, dramatic spaces for high-impact arrival and entertaining, as well as a number of smaller, more cosy and contained spaces for everyday family use The principal ground floor rooms link to 4.5m-high south-facing doors, which open completely onto an outdoor colonnaded terrace, which in turn links to an 18m x 5m inside/outside swimming pool. A curling stainless steel water chute, running directly down from the children’s bedrooms on the left-hand side of the house to the pool, is a major feature of the scheme.