Highbury Hill House by Blee Halligan Architects

Highbury Hill House

Blee Halligan Architects have renovated and extended Highbury Hill House in north London, using Crittall-style glazing ( a manufacturer of industrial windows popular in the 1920s and 30s ) to encase the single-height space.

Project description: The architects added a new kitchen and dining room to a four storey victorian terrace house in Highbury, creating a bright new living space for the owner and their large family. Over 100m2 of space has been added to Highbury Hill house. As well as excavation and conversion of the basement into a large living space with utility, the Ground Floor conversion has extended the kitchen to the side of the house, creating a delightful private courtyard and a light and spacious dining room.

Highbury Hill House 1

The palette of materials includes metal windows, exposed brickwork, timber joists and a parquet floor. The frameless glazed side return extension projects out into the garden and in doing so creates a planted courtyard to the main house and a light-filled nook, big enough for a sofa. A custom-made timber kitchen creates an elegant, robust space for the family or for larger scale gatherings and parties.

Highbury Hill House 2

The glazed roof slopes down to the neighbouring property to reduce the impact of overshadowing without compromising the feeling of space and volume internally. At roof level, a dormer conversion with full width windows and large frameless rooflights creates a dramatic light filled space for our client to work with views out to the old Arsenal Stadium.

Highbury Hill House 3

Crittal windows and doors were used throughout, opening up to the lush verdant garden. A roof extension was added as a home office, with full width glazing to allow panoramic views out over the garden below.

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Highbury Hill House 4

Crittals were used in order to unify the elevation – fixed glazing, side-hung windows and doors provide a unified and consistent appearance when they are closed.

Architects: Blee Halligan Architects
Project: Highbury Hill House
Location: Highbury, London, United Kingdom
Area: 100.0 sqm
Photography: Robert Battersby

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