A contemporary three-level family home in a quiet street fringed with plane trees and period bungalows. The living levels comprise two complimentary volumes offset from one another to create private and open north-facing living spaces. Built for longevity, the house is clad in hand-pressed Danish bricks at the base and naturally weathered copper on the upper storeys.
A large basement area over most of the site accommodates bedrooms and play areas for three children, as well as outdoor garden space, provision for numerous hobbies including gym, lap pool, motorbiking and multiple car storage. Sunken courtyards and cross ventilating pathways ensure natural ventilation to all rooms, while windows frame views of the tree canopies and maximise northern light to the living spaces. Robust and maintenance-free, yet domestic and homely, the Danish bricks help control the temperature of the house, while the weathered copper is striking and continues to change with time.
The house is clad in hand-pressed Danish bricks at the base and naturally weathered copper on the upper storeys