Hampstead Home By Stanton Williams Designed To Evoke "the Spirit Of A Tree House"

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London firm Stanton Williams has completed a residence in leafy north London with a timber and stone exterior, green sedum roofs and an entrance that brings residents over a bridge .

Fitzroy Park House by Stanton Williams Photograph by Edmund Sumner

Developed to capture “the spirit of a tree residence”, the 3-storey Fitzroy House replaces a 1950s dwelling, producing a new family residence with living spaces that open out to the garden and balconies facing out towards Hampstead Heath.

Fitzroy Park House by Stanton Williams Photograph by Edmund Sumner

The sloping site enabled Stanton Williams to sink the lowest level of the residence under street level, so the stone and metal bridge at the entrance connects with the building’s middle storey.

Fitzroy Park House by Stanton Williams Photograph by Hufton and Crow

Big places of floor-to-ceiling glazing type significantly of the building’s exterior, but are contrasted with grey-painted Accoya timber panelling, oiled Iroko wood balconies and thin slabs of limestone.

Fitzroy Park House by Stanton Williams Photograph by Hufton and Crow

“Painted in dark grey, the timber brings extra texture and colour to the limestone on the exterior facade,” mentioned Stanton Williams, whose projects include the Stirling-Prize-winning Sainsbury Laboratory.

Fitzroy Park House by Stanton Williams Photograph by Hufton and Crow

“The crisp and sharp protective exterior layers give way to softer warm interior spaces, with an in depth oak ceiling and floor laid out in limestone in the main living spaces,” added the studio.

Fitzroy Park House by Stanton Williams Photograph by Hufton and Crow

The lowest level includes most of the living spaces, which include a generous kitchen and dining space.

Fitzroy Park House by Stanton Williams Photograph by Edmund Sumner

This leads via to a big lounge with a six-metre-higher ceiling at one particular finish and floor-to-ceiling glazing that opens the space out to the garden.

Fitzroy Park House by Stanton Williams Photograph by Hufton and Crow

This area is overlooked by an added living room above, which accommodates the family’s piano.

Fitzroy Park House by Stanton Williams Photograph by Edmund Sumner

4 bedrooms are lined up along a single side of the uppermost floor. Every 1 has its personal en-suite bathroom, as nicely as herringbone patterned flooring, and a private balcony sheltered beneath the overhanging roof.

Fitzroy Park House by Stanton Williams Photograph by Hufton and Crow

“These details ensure that the household can engage with nature at each attainable opportunity all through the seasons,” said Stanton Williams.

Fitzroy Park House by Stanton Williams Photograph by Edmund Sumner

Handles and handrails throughout the property are fashioned from bronze, intended to spot emphasis on “the raw components identified in nature”, and a series of skylights ensures that lots of natural light permeates the interior.

Fitzroy Park House by Stanton Williams Photograph by Hufton and Crow

Stone paving is employed as flooring on the reduced level and extends out into the garden, where the architects have added a new swimming pool, sheltered by further trees and landscaping.

Fitzroy Park House by Stanton Williams Photograph by Hufton and Crow


Project credits:

Architect: Stanton Williams
Project director: Paul Williams
Project architect: Will Kavanagh
Main Contractor: Restructure JC Ltd
Executive architects: Tully Filmer Ltd
Quantity surveyor: Stockdale, Jon Sales QS
Structural engineer: Barton Engineers
M&ampE engineer: Skelly &amp Couch, RJA Consultancy and Management Lighting Designer: Speirs and Main
Organizing consultant: First Program
Celebration wall surveyor: Millbridge Building Surveying Ltd
Landscaping: Earth Moves Style
Arboriculturalist:: Ian Keen Ltd
Audiovisual consultants: Marque Residences

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