Brooksby House, North London.

The comprehensive enhancement of a locally listed arts+crafts villa within the conservation area of Totteridge, North London.

The proposals remove a number of unsightly modern extensions and are replaced with a contemporary copper+glass clad family living/work+leisure facilities.

The interiors have been comprehensively updated for modern living to the highest standards.

The existing house is a simple rendered double bay fronted two storey house, with a crescent entrance to the rear courtyard for horse drawn carriages.

This entrance was then replaced by two long single storey additions with a rather grande vaulted entrance facing the private road.

The far side of the property then had a kitchen and utility extension and connecting outdoor pool.

existing house footprint:         400 sqm

plot:                                     1.4 acres

The proposals were designed to achieve:

  1. +the comprehensive gutting of the entire existing interior of the property to create a 140sqm open-plan reception area for entertaining guests

  1. +85 sqm family living area.

  1. +master suite with his&her wiw+washrooms, ensuite gym + swimming pool.

  1. +his&her studies.

  1. +3 bedrooms with en-suites.

This was achieved with a 140sqm copper and glass clad single storey extension. Pre-patina  copper was used to the fascias.

Project management on-site was undertaken by the client, who employed the contractor+ sub-contractors directly.

The reconstruction + finishes took almost a year to complete.

The project construction value is just shy of £1million.

ground floor plan:


first floor plan:

on site: