Fathom Architects

Previous project:

Hidden House, Highgate, Camden

  • LocationHighgate, Camden
  • UsePrivate House
  • ClientConfidential
  • Size3,100sqft, 290sqm
  • Date2018

Private home encased by curved brick walls orientating views towards a sunken garden bordering Hampstead Heath.

Enveloped a pair of overlapping curved brick walls which orientate views towards a sunken garden, Hidden House is designed to have minimal impact on its sensitive Conservation Area setting bordering Hampstead Heath.

As part of a series of private homes in Fitzroy Park, Highgate, the Hidden House was conceived as a discreet family home articulated as an enclosed garden space.  Soft curved walls employ a traditional garden bond and use a reflective glazed brick ‘stitch’ pattern with raked joints to add depth and detail.

Accessing the house where the two enclosing walls overlap via a descending stair, the entrance courtyard extends into a generous double height hall.  Living spaces face south, towards the sunken garden which is defined by a protected tree retained behind a low curved wall.  Bedrooms are located at first floor with views across Hampstead Heath, and all levels of flat roof feature wildflower planting.

‘It’s a piece of art. Fathom came up with a genius solution – one side all brick and the other all glass. It makes the most of the views whilst hiding itself from public view.’

Geoff Springer, client

  • PlanningSM Planning
  • EnvironmentalLand Use Consultants
  • LandscapeLand Use Consultants
  • HeritageMontague Evans