Kenwood Lee House, Highgate

Outward show of restraint dissolves into gloriously, unashamedly cushioned luxury within

Kenwood Lee House, Highgate.
Kenwood Lee House, Highgate. Credit: Jack Hobhouse

London RIBA Regional Award 2019

Cousins & Cousins Architects for New Wave London
Contract value: Undisclosed
GIA: 600m²

Kenwood Lee House, recently reviewed in RIBAJ, carefully deconstructs and then reassembles the trope of the grand suburban villa with its eaves, ridges and gables.  Whereas the front sits comfortably with its conventional neighbours, the rear facade is an exercise in modernism, with a severe curtain wall of glazing interrupted only by a decorative frill of brises soleil. This beautifully executed house, with its outward show of considered restraint, gently dissolves into gloriously, unashamedly cushioned luxury within.

  • Kenwood Lee House, Highgate.
    Kenwood Lee House, Highgate. Credit: Jack Hobhouse
  • Kenwood Lee House, Highgate.
    Kenwood Lee House, Highgate. Credit: Jack Hobhouse
  • Kenwood Lee House, Highgate.
    Kenwood Lee House, Highgate. Credit: Alan Williams
  • Kenwood Lee House, Highgate.
    Kenwood Lee House, Highgate. Credit: Alan Williams
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