highgate house architect design - site progress photos with red bricks

AFL has acquired a property for development in north London, within the Highgate Conservation Area

Highgate House is a Victorian bay fronted house, forming part of a terrace built around 1895. The property currently has three floors and an additional half-height basement. It is located between Highgate Wood and Hampstead Heath to the south.

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Planning consent has now been received for an extension and conversion into three flats, this will include an extension to the ground and lower ground floor area to create a duplex garden flat. The upper parts will be accessed from the main stairwell, leading to an extended two bedroom flat at first floor and a one bedroom flat at second floor level.

The rear extension will be clad in timber, this returns round to become a bespoke garden fence, integrating the new building and the landscape. A stone terrace leads to a small garden at a raised level. A large skylight to the rear of the extension ensures a good level of natural light in the new kitchen.

The development is carefully considered so that it complies with national, local and conservation area planning policy. Additionally, Haringey will only consider a proposal in this location with input from the Highgate Conservation Area Advisory Committee (CAAC) and the Highgate Society. The CAAC is made up of elected members of the public with an interest in heritage, to help the local authority in managing and protecting the historic built environment. Due to the requirement to ‘preserve or enhance’ the built environment in the conservation area, the design and facing materials are to be of the highest quality. The planning process was relatively complex in consideration of the above requirements.

Highgate house project architect: Ben Ridley

Location: Archway Road, Highgate N6

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