An exemplary celebration of material, form and light, this remarkable five-bedroom house is located at the Parliament Hill end of Hampstead Heath and has been recently extended and renovated to an innovative design by architects Bureau De Change. It extends to approximately 2,600 sq ft and is arranged across five levels, with a large south-west facing garden, roof terrace and internal courtyard patio.
The architects dubbed the project ‘Step House’ in reference to their inventive use of brickwork, designed as rhythmically stepped layers of exposed London stock reclaimed from the original house. In their words, the project ‘reimagines the conventional terraced-house extension, celebrating and elevating the humble brick’. The result is a series of brilliantly sculptural forms both inside and out, with substantial glazed sections and a tactile palette of materials all contributing to its refreshing originality.
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