KSdesign were instructed to investigate the potential of an infill site in North London that has been derelict for years and is at present occupied by two garages.
The client indicated preference for modern design and we immediately decided to maximise the available area by creating a basement with lightwells to the front and side of the building. This decision combined with generous floor to ceiling height, generates a space with optimal natural light and ventilation that gave us the opportunity of having two large bedrooms, as well as facilities suited for comfortable living such as a gym and a cinema room, at basement level. This arrangement also allows for a spacious living area on the ground floor level with an open plan kitchen living dining as well as parking at the font of the building. The main bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, is situated on the first floor and overlooks a biodiverse roof. To overcome potential overlooking and loss of light issues to the adjacent properties there are no windows the rear and side of the building on the first floor.