Highgate House

A strong design concept that exploits the quality of brick

Highgate House. Carmody Groarke.
Highgate House. Carmody Groarke. Credit: Helene Binet

Carmody Groarke for private client 

Contract value: Confidential

GIA: 510m²

This home replaced a large Edwardian house on the edge of Highgate Woods. The original commission, won in a competition, was to design a striking, contemporary building with a strong sense of materiality and connections between the interior, garden and woods.

The house clearly meets the client’s ambition of a contemporary family home in a controlled and refined way. Three interconnecting volumes navigate the curve of the street. On entering the house, a double-height hall with a tall picture window connects strongly to the garden and Highgate Woods.

 
  • Highgate House. Carmody Groarke.
    Highgate House. Carmody Groarke. Credit: Helene Binet
  • Highgate House. Carmody Groarke.
    Highgate House. Carmody Groarke. Credit: Helene Binet
  • Highgate House. Carmody Groarke.
    Highgate House. Carmody Groarke. Credit: Helene Binet
  • Highgate House. Carmody Groarke.
    Highgate House. Carmody Groarke. Credit: Helene Binet
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Slender brick is the predominant material, inside and out. The architect has imagined and achieved a strong design concept that exploits the quality of brick as a material, using it structurally, spatially and sculpturally to create a family home that meets the expectations of the client.


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