Nestled amidst the elegant stucco villas of Hampstead, Thurlow Road introduces a fresh addition to the residential landscape. This new property, spanning 300m2 across three stories, draws inspiration from nearby modernist structures, seamlessly blending into the architectural tapestry of the area. With a keen eye for detail, Square Feet Architects meticulously crafted every aspect of the home to harmonize with the client's needs.
Replacing a nondescript single-story dwelling, this four-bedroom development adheres to stringent planning regulations set by Camden. Collaborating closely with MH Costa Contractors, Square Feet navigated technical challenges to meet the demanding criteria for basement construction. By ingeniously building upwards from the ground floor before excavating below, they ensured structural stability while maximizing space.
Materials play a pivotal role in shaping the tactile ambiance of the home. From charred larch timber cladding to anodized bronze-framed windows, each element contributes to a cohesive and inviting atmosphere. Inside, polished plaster render, timber-lined ceilings, and stained oak floors define a sequence of spaces that exude warmth and sophistication.
The basement level, ingeniously designed with high ceilings and ample glazing, dispels any notion of darkness often associated with below-ground living. Here, two bedrooms, bathrooms, a gym, cinema, and utility room bask in natural light, thanks to innovative architectural interventions.
Ascending to the upper levels, a timber suspended stairway leads to the spare bedroom and master suite, offering panoramic vistas of Hampstead and the Heath. Throughout the property, meticulous attention to detail ensures a seamless flow between rooms, fostering a sense of unity and coherence.
Outside, the landscape harmonizes with the natural surroundings, featuring a green roof adorned with wildflowers and grasses. Climbing plants cascade over existing brick walls, integrating the structure with its verdant surroundings. Embracing sustainability, the building boasts high insulation and airtightness, complemented by an air source heat pump to minimize energy consumption.
In essence, Thurlow Road epitomizes Square Feet Architects' commitment to creating homes that not only fulfill practical needs but also resonate with their environment. Through thoughtful design and conscientious construction, this residence stands as a testament to the enduring harmony between human habitation and nature.