With a design that leans heavily on the creative use of the humble brick, Highgate Hill House has totally redefined this classic building material, showing us just how to use them – predominantly here in Simmental Silver along with reclaimed bricks – in a thoroughly modern way.
The owner’s of this original 1890’s timber cottage, Jason and Melissa Blight, are an architect and an interior designer, so there’s little surprise that the results are so stunning and so tastefully moderated! A dramatic extension connects the remodelled existing house with a new pavilion that accommodates a hall, bathroom, bedrooms, dining area and kitchen, flowing through to the back garden.
With a clever play of light and an expansive view towards social spaces and open voids, it’s a fascinating contrast – and we are absolutely loving the very geometric forms that result from the patterned brick walls and floors.
The jury’s comments: “A sublime piece of architecture, expressed through intricate detailing that is seamlessly engaged with an ironically humble brief. A visceral experience of occupation is manifest through a series of spatially modest but poetically executed rooms. A bespoke, controlled garden and a sequence of outdoor living zones complete the project.”
We couldn’t agree more!