Hornsey Park House

A three bedroom new house on a former garage site

This three bedroom family house has been designed to mediate between a terrace of three storey Victorian townhouses and a two storey corner plot. The site consisted of three unused domestic car garages, which had been vacant for 15 years. This brownfield site is ideal for a new family home.

Traditionally, red bricks have been used on the prominent facades of the Victorian Terraces and the cheaper, locally sourced, yellow London stock bricks have been used on the gable ends or the less prominent sides of the buildings. Strong rhythms of bay windows, tripartite windows, front gardens, brick patterns and white traceries have also been established within these Victorian Terraces.

Our proposal picks up on some of these elements with a modern reinterpretation. A mixture of stack, staggered and vertical staggered red brick bonding are separated by white stone traceries and help to define the form. The oak panels pick up on the colour of the yellow London stock bricks. The oak panels also reference the bay and the tripartite windows established on the existing Victorian Terraces. Our new design allows the house to have a contemporary conversation with its surroundings.

Hornsey Park House sketch
 

Hornsey Park House

Hornsey Park House before  before

Hornsey Park House

Hornsey Park House

Hornsey Park House

Hornsey House